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
Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.
Hennepin County libraries do not have State or Federal print tax forms, but we can point you to helpful tax 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.