Hosmer Library Records
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- Hennepin County Library (Organization)
Under the leadership of Head Librarian Roy Woodstrom, Hosmer Library expanded its services to its patrons by establishing community programs, such as the annual Hosmer Library Talent Show (1998), the Hosmer World Concert Series (2002), and the Hosmer Library Friends Group.
By 1996, Hosmer Library was in dire need of updates to improve its services to its patrons. It was considered to close the branch altogether, but a community movement successfully raised $157,000 to put towards the library’s renovation and expansion. After its reopening in 1997, circulation increased by three times and visitor numbers increased by ten times. Hosmer Library underwent renovations again in 2017 and reopened in 2019.
In 2008, Hosmer Library and all of Minneapolis Public Library merged with the Hennepin County Library.
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- Branch libraries -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Local sources
- Central Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Hennepin County Library. Hosmer Library
- Libraries -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Public libraries -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hosmer Library Records
- Grant Wilson and Jenna Jacobs
- November 2019
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
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