Nestled between large pine and oak trees, Penn Lake Library opened in 1970. It was the first free-standing library built in the City of Bloomington. The library was renovated in 2003. In the decades before 1970, the library operated out of various locations in the community including Bloomington Schools Administration Building (1954-57) and Lincoln High School (1957-62).
8800 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Discover Minnesota musicians on the library’s new music streaming and download platform that gives music lovers free access to albums by local artists.
Our selectors choose new materials for the entire library system. Here are some of their favorite books of 2017.
Consumers' Checkbook includes local customer ratings of services and stores, plus buying advice. Your library card gives you access to this and other consumer resources.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
Join us at Penn Lake Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.