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Building projects

February 22, 2019

Southeast Library winter construction update

The general contractor has taken possession of the building, and demolition is underway.

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December 27, 2018

Southeast Library closed, preparing for construction

Library and county staff are working on preparing the building and awarding the construction bid.

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October 17, 2018

Southeast Library to close for renovation

The library will be closed Monday, December 10 through late 2019.

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August 1, 2018

Southeast Library design update

Planning nears completion this summer following a series of community meetings.

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June 15, 2018

Southeast Library community meeting on July 25

The final community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m. at the library.

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February 22, 2018

Details of initial design for Southeast Library renovation

On February 13, patrons and neighbors met with county and library staff and project architects to learn more about the planned renovation.

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February 8, 2018

Southeast Library initial design approved

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Southeast Library on February 6.

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January 30, 2018

Southeast Library community meeting on February 13 at Rapson Hall

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.

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June 13, 2017

Southeast Library June 7 Community Meeting Update

Community members met with Southeast Library staff and architects to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation.

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June 1, 2017

Southeast Library meeting, June 7

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.

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August 5, 2016

Southeast Library community meeting summary

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.

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July 14, 2016

Southeast Library community meeting Thursday, Aug. 4

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.

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January 22, 2015

Southeast Library report on public engagement now available

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.

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November 24, 2014

Share your ideas for library services in the Southeast community

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.

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October 3, 2014

Southeast Library community meetings in October

Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!

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August 12, 2014

Southeast Library Services Steering Committee update

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.

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March 26, 2014

HCL - Southeast Library facility assessment

The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.

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