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This Carnegie-funded library opened in 1915. It is named for Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. 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 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
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For the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, Sumner Library celebrated African American authors and the Gary N. Sudduth Collection.
Now available through Hennepin County Library, learning resource lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.