Sumner Library refurbishment project


Closing for renovation October 7, 2023

About the project

This historic 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. A new interior refurbishment project will begin in 2022. 

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April 23, 2024

Crews making progress on Sumner Library renovation project

Noticeable progress has been made on the Sumner Library renovation project since the last update.

March 1, 2024

Public Art opportunity: Hennepin County Sumner Library

Established artists invited to submit qualifications for public art opportunity at Sumner Library.

February 26, 2024

Work continues on Sumner Library renovation project

Crews are making progress on the Sumner Library renovation project with noticeable changes each week.