Libraries are temporarily closed through April 10. Learn about library services while we are closed.
This Carnegie-funded library opened in 1915. It is named for Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and an outspoken abolitionist. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A 2004-05 renovation refurbished or reclaimed many historical building features. Before 1915, the library was located in a rented room at 901 6th Avenue North.
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611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
February 25, 2020
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 assistance and paper copies of IRS Form 1040 and Instructions are available at many Hennepin County libraries this tax season.