Hosmer Library serves the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis. The library opened in 1916 and was the last of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. One of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, the library is named for James K. Hosmer, who preceded Countryman as director from 1892-1904. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Library building project information
Temporary youth space during the library renovation
347 E. 36th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Collections of zines – small-run handmade magazines – focused on works by Minnesota makers are located at East Lake, Hosmer and Minneapolis Central.
Demolition work is underway this fall at Hosmer Library.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
The library is closed Monday, August 27 through spring 2019.
Join us at Hosmer 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.