This 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. Before 1915, the library was located in a rented room at 901 6th Avenue North.
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611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
October 10, 2019
Publishers are introducing major changes in licensing materials to libraries. Sign the ebooksforall.org petition today.
October 4, 2019
Last month we asked for your thoughts on planned changes to Lynda.com. Here are the survey results, plus an update from the vendor.
October 1, 2019
Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.
Learn how to make the most of your library with a new card, book lists and more for teens.
September 12, 2019
Join us this October as we build community and pride with a film series, special storytimes and other events.