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Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced by Franklin Library in 1914. Franklin Library is built on land donated by Sumner T. McKnight in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Starting in May, all Hennepin County libraries have new self checkout machines that have more capabilities than the machines they have replaced.
Artists Julian McFaul and Mark Safford have designed an interactive, labyrinthian maze experience with HCL staff. Explore it yourself on June 13.
Join HCL staff on social media for audiobook recommendations on Thursday, June 11 and children's and teen book recommendations on Tuesday, June 16.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.