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.

Features

Events

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Friends

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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

October 10, 2019

Join the Hennepin County Library Board in voicing opposition to new eBook and e-Audio pricing models

Publishers are introducing major changes in licensing materials to libraries. Sign the ebooksforall.org petition today.

October 4, 2019

Lynda.com update and patron survey results

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

October is Fall Car Care Month

Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.

October 1, 2019

October is Teen Read Month at our libraries

Learn how to make the most of your library with a new card, book lists and more for teens.

September 12, 2019

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month

Join us this October as we build community and pride with a film series, special storytimes and other events.