Library service to the South Lake communities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay was established beginning in 1922, when the library was housed out of the White House Hotel. For several decades, the library operated out of various locations in the community, with the first permanent library location opening on Third Street in 1965. In 2014, the library moved to a new building on Water Street in the heart of downtown Excelsior. It sits adjacent to the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail.
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February 25, 2020
From February 25-March 31, kids are invited to vote for two book awards at any Hennepin County library: Star of the North (preK-grade 8) and Maud Hart Lovelace (grades 3-8).
February 19, 2020
Minnesota musicians, submit your music recording by March 25 to be considered for MNspin, the local music streaming and download platform from your library.
February 18, 2020
Tax assistance and paper copies of IRS Form 1040 and Instructions are available at many Hennepin County libraries this tax season.
January 27, 2020
Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.
December 6, 2019
Learn more about Asian culture at seven libraries this winter. Discover Japanese Taiko Drumming, Chinese Calligraphy, Hmong Needlework and more.