Franklin Library

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.

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Franklin Library

1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis , MN 55404

612-543-6925

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News

March 15, 2020

Franklin Library project completed

The construction project was completed in March.

February 25, 2020

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards

From February 25-March 31, kids are invited to vote for two book awards at any Hennepin County library: Star of the North (preK-grade 8) and Maud Hart Lovelace (grades 3-8).

February 18, 2020

Tax resources at your library

Tax assistance and paper copies of IRS Form 1040 and Instructions are available at many Hennepin County libraries this tax season.