Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced in 1914 by Franklin Library, which continues to serve the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
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Hennepin County libraries have resources for people who are just starting to retrace family journeys, or who are looking for the next step in a familiar path.
Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.
Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or learn to be persuasive in writing with these classes from The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.
Learn about new media technologies, including image editing, collaborative online tools, social media, smartphone security and more.
Join us at Franklin 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.