Franklin Library Records
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- Minneapolis Public Library (Organization)
In 1914, the Franklin Library branch was built using funds provided by Andrew Carnegie – the first of Minneapolis’ Carnegie branches. Franklin Library continued to serve the Scandinavian community of Minneapolis and became one of the busiest branches of the 1920s. Over the last century, the community surrounding the Franklin Library has become increasingly diverse, with a concentrated population of Native Americans, African Americans, and Somali immigrants living in the Phillips neighborhood nearby. In 2000, the library was added to the National Register of Historic Places; it was renovated five years later.
In 1988, the library opened the Franklin Learning Center. This provided a space for adult learners – with the help of library staff and volunteers – to come to the library and study various subjects, learn English, and prepare for the GED exam. As many of the center’s patrons are immigrants, there are also resources for those preparing for the citizenship test.
Franklin Library and the rest of the Minneapolis Public Library merged with the Hennepin County Library system in 2008.
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- Branch libraries -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Local sources
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- Hennepin County Library. Franklin Library
- Libraries -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Public libraries -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ventura Village Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Franklin Library Records
- Grant Wilson and Jenna Jacobs
- November 2019
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300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.