Sumner Library refurbishment project


Beginning late 2022

About the project

This historic 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. A new interior refurbishment project will begin in 2022. 


September 6, 2022

Sumner Library renovation planning open house September 12

Renovation plans for Sumner Library are currently in the design development phase. An open house will be held at the library on Monday, September 12, from 6-7:30pm.

March 7, 2022

Sumner Library project planning begins

Sumner Library is scheduled to undergo a refurbishment project in late 2022. In preparation for the project, Hennepin County Library is seeking your input. We want to know how you use the library and where we can make improvements.