Sumner Library

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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Sumner Library

611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
Minneapolis , MN 55411

612-543-6875
  • Monday:12 - 8
  • Tuesday:9 - 5
  • Wednesday:9 - 5
  • Thursday:12 - 8
  • Friday:9 - 5
  • Saturday:9 - 5
  • Sunday:
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News

November 20, 2019

Cooking and baking with help from your library

If you are a foodie and love to make meals or bake, the library has books and online resources that can help you expand your creative horizons.

November 20, 2019

Your library, your resource for History Day 2020

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.