On May 18, Hennepin County residents will celebrate the opening of their newest library.
At 8,300 square feet, the $10 million new Webber Park Library is twice the size of the neighborhood's old library. It will offer three meeting rooms, as well as spaces for reading, studying and playing. The library also will feature outdoor gathering spaces for readers and neighbors, with landscaped green spaces and covered porches that echo the fronts of the homes in the Camden neighborhood. The new library also offers 1,070 feet of shelf space for 15,415 books, CDs and DVDs. Improved Wi-Fi and 23 computers provide access to the library’s extensive collection of online books, databases, movies and music.
“The new library was designed with the community and we are excited to welcome everyone into the new space,” said Library Director Lois Langer Thompson.
Mohammed Lawal of LSE Architects designed the library; Adolfson and Peterson Construction built it. More about Hennepin County's new Webber Park Library.
The celebration is open to the public; it will include comments from local officials and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The library will open to the public afterward. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. that day.
Thursday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Webber Park Library
4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis
On Saturday, May 20, the library will host a community celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events will include a visit with a naturalist. In addition, families can explore the new library, including the early literacy and school-age play and learn spaces, try STEM activities and take a walk on the Story Stroll outside.
Images of the grand opening are available on Flickr and learn more about the opening from a May 18 Minneapolis Star Tribune article.
More information about this building project