Library Board

The Hennepin County Library Board is an advisory board of Hennepin County residents appointed by the County Board of Commissioners.

Meetings

Next Library Board meeting

Special Library Board Meeting – Director Interview
May 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Library Board Meeting

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Public Comment

We are committed to retaining public participation at our board meetings in the current remote working environment.

To make a recorded comment for the special meeting of the Hennepin County Library Board on May 18, we are inviting the public to join a facilitated public comment meeting at 12:15 p.m. using the following participant link: https://hc.adobeconnect.com/hclbof/

The public comment meeting will be hosted until 1:00 p.m., and comments will be recorded in a first-come, first-served order. Public comments played during the board meeting are limited to a total of 30 minutes.

Upon joining the above meeting link, you will be instructed on how to record your comment, which will be then played back during the subsequent special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. For comments to be included, recorded messages will need to meet the following standards just as they would in person:

  • Participants will need to state their first and last name for the record.
  • Comments must be kept to a 3-minute limit. Comments that are made beyond the 3-minute limit will not be heard.

Requests or questions about the Library Board meeting may be directed to the Director's Office.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the Library Board meeting who need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, readers, large print or Braille, may contact the Director's Office three work days prior to the meeting.

  • Call 612-543-8500
  • Write to:
    Hennepin County Library Administrative Offices
    attn: Director's Office
    12601 Ridgedale Drive
    Minnetonka, MN 55305
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2020

January 22, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Rockford Road Library, Meeting Room

February 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi Room

CANCELLED
March 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room

Annual Meeting
May 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Virtual Library Board meeting

June 24, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Brookdale Library, ABC Meeting Room

September 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Walker Library, Bde Maka Ska Meeting Room

November 18, 5 p.m.
Eden Prairie Library

2020
2019

2020
2019

For meeting minutes from previous years, please contact the Director's Office.

  • Call 612-543-8500
  • Write to:
    Hennepin County Library Administrative Offices
    attn: Director's Office
    12601 Ridgedale Drive
    Minnetonka, MN 55305

2020

February 6, 5–6:30 p.m. — Budget and Long-term Planning Committee
Ridgedale Library, Meeting Room 174
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March 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m. — Executive Committee
Hosmer Library, Meeting Room L02
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May 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m. — Special Nominating Committee
Virtual Library Board Meeting
Watch the live committee meeting
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June 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m. — Executive Committee
Oxboro Library

August 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m. — Executive Committee
Maple Grove Library, Meeting Room

2019

January 9, 5:30–7 p.m. — Director Selection Process Committee
Ridgedale Library, Ladyslipper Room
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February 6, 5:30–7 p.m. — Director Selection Process Committee
Ridgedale Library, Robert H. Rohlf Meeting Room
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March 19, 5:30–7 p.m. — Executive Committee
Golden Valley Library, Meeting Room
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March 21, 6–7 p.m. — Nominating Committee
Webber Park Library, Camden Room
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Cancelled due to inclement weather. Meeting will be rescheduled.
April 10, 5:30–7 p.m. — Director Selection Process Committee
Brookdale Library, Meeting Room AB

May 2, 5–7 p.m. — Director Selection Process Committee
Webber Park Library, Victory Memorial Room
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Cancelled. Meeting will be rescheduled.
May 22, 5:30–7 p.m. — Director Selection Process Committee
Ridgedale Library, Meeting Room 174

June 5, 5–6:30 p.m. — Executive Committee
Augsburg Park Library, Meeting Room
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June 5, 6:30–7 p.m. — Director Selection Process Committee
Augsburg Park Library, Meeting Room
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Cancelled. Meeting will be rescheduled.
August 13, 5–7 p.m.— Director Selection Process Committee
Washburn Library, Meeting Room

August 14, 6–7:30 p.m. — Executive Committee
Northeast Library, Meeting Room
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September 18, 5–7 — Director Selection Process Committee
Washburn Library, Meeting Room
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October 16, 5–6:30 — Director Selection Process Committee
Ridgedale Library, Ladyslipper Room
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December 18, 5:30–7:30 — Director Selection Process Committee
Ridgedale Library, Meeting Room 174
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Director Selection Process Committee - 2019
Executive Committee - 2019
Nominating Committee - 2019

2020

January 24-28 — ALA Midwinter, Philadelphia, PA

April 19-25 — National Library Week

June 25-30 — ALA Annual, Chicago, IL

October 1-2 — MLA Annual, Duluth, MN

October 18-24 — National Friends of Libraries Week

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