Somali Cultural Festival

Franklin Library's annual celebration of Somali culture will be online and at the library, starting on July 1.


There will be a special Somali-language storytime online, and you can pick up a free book for kids or teens at the library.

Learn how to make traditional Somali tea. Pick up ingredients at Franklin Library, then watch an instructional video.

Watch the storytime and instructional videos on or after July 1.

Books and tea kits may be picked up at the library on Thursday, July 1, 2-5 p.m. or while supplies last. Learn more about the Somali Cultural Festival events.


View a special exhibit of "Crossroads: An Anthology of Resilience + Hope" featuring the writing of Somali teens. The exhibit will be on display at the library during the month of July.

Book list

Titles celebrating Somali language, culture, and history recommended by Franklin Library staff.

Presented by Franklin Library and Hennepin County Library’s Black History and Culture Team. Funded by Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and Minnesota Humanities Center.