Renovated Edina Library opens August 26

The four-month renovation at Hennepin County Library—Edina is nearly complete.

When the library reopens on Saturday, August 26, patrons will find an updated new space.

  • A reconfigured floor plan makes the library more open and easier to navigate.
  • Large windows flood spaces with natural light.
  • New carpeting and paint add a final fresh touch.

Reconfigured for patrons

New seating options offer additional flexibility for patrons' needs, including quiet study, family reading and collaborative work spaces. New reading spaces include an enclosed area around the fireplace, and comfortable reading nooks near the windows and among the shelves. Added meeting room space has been fitted with audio-visual connectivity for video chatting and online collaboration.

Areas for children, from preschool to teens, will include interactive learning elements and spaces to work and play together.

The library's stained glass art panel, "Who Has Seen the Wind?" by William Saltzman, has a new frame, and now is located in the children's area.

Patrons also will find updated restrooms, a more accessible parking lot and a single service desk that will improve service.

A community landmark

Edina Library has been providing service to Edina residents in its present location since 2002, when it opened in a shared facility with the Edina Senior Center.

The library is located at 5280 Grandview Square, Edina. The building will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 26.

More information about this building project