Plymouth Library is closed today (Thursday, 12/12) to facilitate the repair of the heating system.
Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced in 1914 by Franklin Library, which continues to serve the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Library building project information
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1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Closed for renovation
December 12, 2019
The project is currently 15% complete and should be finished in first quarter 2020.
November 20, 2019
If you are a foodie and love to make meals or bake, the library has books and online resources that can help you expand your creative horizons.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
November 12, 2019
Construction has begun this fall at Franklin Library.
September 6, 2019
Work will include accessibility and improvements in the restrooms, replacement of furniture and flooring, and improving sight lines in public areas.