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Set near scenic Minnehaha Creek, Washburn Library serves the neighborhoods of southwest Minneapolis. It is named for local flour magnate and U.S. Senator William D. Washburn (1831-1912). Library service to this area began in 1939 with a bookmobile route. The library’s current location opened in 1970. It was renovated in 2014.
Library building project information
5244 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis , MN 55419
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