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.
611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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 Sumner 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.