On Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
Planning for the North Regional Library building project begins this summer, as residents are invited to share their hopes and priorities for the renovated space.
To help shape the project, Minneapolis nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is engaging residents in a variety of ways, including a series of pop-up events, library patron interviews and door-to-door visits in the neighborhoods surrounding the library on the north side of Minneapolis. Later this year, community meetings will be held at the library for patrons to learn more about the project and provide further feedback.
Current goals for the North Regional Library renovation include a more flexible floor plan, enhanced access to technology, collaborative meeting spaces and redesigned areas for children and young people. The project will also include building infrastructure and systems updates. Information collected during the community engagement process will help refine those goals and will be used by the project architects Bentz/Thompson/Rietow to develop schematic design.
The project is currently scheduled to be completed in 2020. The library will close during the renovation.
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