An architect’s drawing of the expanded and renovated Hennepin County Library – Northeast, which reopens on April 2.
Drawing credit: Cuningham Group
After being closed for 16 months, the Hennepin County Library of Northeast Minneapolis is re-opening with a new look on April 2. The remodeling includes a 2,400 square-foot addition, zinc panels on the exterior, large windows, new furnishings and computers, and a fresher collection of books.
A local woodworker used wood from an old oak tree removed from the front of the library to make all the occasional tables in the library.
A public celebration will take place April 2, featuring a scavenger hunt for kids and an accordian performance by Dan Turpening. T.C. Bear, the Minnesota Twins mascot, will also be on hand to greet visitors.
The Northeast public library was built in 1973, and is located at 2200 Central Ave. N.E in Minneapolis.