North Regional Library closed for renovation beginning March 16

North Regional Library

North Regional Library will close for about a yearlong renovation beginning Monday, March 16. The library is scheduled to reopen in spring 2021.

Resources at 1200 Plymouth Avenue North

During the closure, a temporary site at 1200 Plymouth Ave. N. will offer limited library services, including:

  • Computers and printing
  • Homework Help in-person tutoring
  • Snacks for youth, provided by Minneapolis Public Schools
  • One-on-one help from library staff

The temporary site will be open seven days a week beginning Saturday, March 21:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: noon-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday: noon-5 p.m.

Like other Hennepin County libraries, the temporary site will also serve as a Questionnaire Assistance Center (QAC) for the 2020 Census. At QACs, people can complete their census online and receive assistance from trained staff as needed.

About the renovation

The North Regional Library renovation will create new collaborative meeting spaces for patrons of all ages, including four small study rooms upstairs in addition to the large meeting room. A new enclosed room on the main floor will allow for focused computer work, and can also be used as a program space. New early literacy play elements will enhance the children’s area, and the teen space will feature computers and lounge seating.

Site work during the renovation will improve the south entrance and breezeway, with a focus on traffic control and pedestrian safety. Outdoor spaces will include a reading area with seating and a children’s garden with environmental learning elements.

Other libraries and community resources

During the closure, you can visit other Hennepin County libraries nearby for staff assistance and services not offered at the temporary site, such as meeting rooms, library materials and events:

Learn more about resources available online and in the community for job seekers and other popular topics:

Library materials on hold

At the time of closing, all holds in the system with a pickup location of North Regional Library will have the pickup location changed to Webber Park Library.

The North Regional Library book return will be closed during this time.

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