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January 28, 2020
Patrons returned to the renovated Arvonne Fraser Library on reopening day, January 25.
Category: Building projects
December 23, 2019
Join us for a community celebration and ribbon-cutting with county leaders and library staff on Saturday, January 25.
September 17, 2019
Upon reopening, the library will bear the name of Fraser, a women’s rights leader and public library advocate.
June 25, 2019
Plumbing, ductwork and new roofing has been installed, with wall framing and furniture specification work planned for this summer.
February 22, 2019
The general contractor has taken possession of the building, and demolition is underway.
December 27, 2018
Library and county staff are working on preparing the building and awarding the construction bid.
October 17, 2018
The library will be closed Monday, December 10 through late 2019.
August 1, 2018
Planning nears completion this summer following a series of community meetings.
June 15, 2018
The final community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m. at the library.
February 22, 2018
On February 13, patrons and neighbors met with county and library staff and project architects to learn more about the planned renovation.
February 8, 2018
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Southeast Library on February 6.
January 30, 2018
The next community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m. on the University of Minnesota campus.
June 13, 2017
Community members met with Southeast Library staff and architects to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation.
June 1, 2017
You are invited to a community meeting at Van Cleve Recreation Center to discuss the upcoming Southeast Library renovation project on Wednesday, June 7, 6-8 p.m.
August 5, 2016
At a community meeting on Aug. 4, Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson announced Southeast Library will remain at its current location and will undergo a major renovation.
July 14, 2016
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County staff Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for an update on the Southeast Library building project.
January 22, 2015
The final report on library service for the Southeast neighborhoods entitled "Envisioning a Crossroads Library: A Report on Public Engagement and the Future of the Southeast Library" is now available.
November 24, 2014
Public meetings were held in the Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes and Prospect Park neighborhoods during October to discuss the library, learning and information needs of the community.
October 3, 2014
Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!
August 12, 2014
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County Library Director Lois Thompson welcomed members of the Southeast Library Services Steering Committee to the group’s first meeting on July 24, 2014.
March 26, 2014
The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.