North Regional Library Records
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The Emerson Room, located inside North Regional Library, housed a New England literature collection of 500 books donated by J. Harold Kittleson. It was decorated like the interior of a New England home of the 19th century. Books in teh collection included first editions by authors including Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Lowell, Henry David Thoreau, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The collection, now known as the 19th Century Collection, is now housed in Special Collections at the Minneapolis Central Library.
In 2007, North Regional Library was renovated to update its facilities and improve accessibility. Renovations of the 32,600 square foot space were designed by KKE Architects and totaled $4,567,083, with $2.583 million sourced from voter referendum funding, $1.6 million from the City of Minneapolis’ Capital Improvement Program. Additional dollars were provided by the State of Minnesota Department of Education (for an accessibility grant) and from the surrounding Cleveland, Jordan and McKinley neighborhoods, which contributed $32,500. The remodeled space reopened following a renovation on January 27, 2007. An additional renovation was completed in 2020.
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- Branch libraries -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Local sources
- Hennepin County Library. North Regional Library
- Jordan Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Libraries -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Public libraries -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- North Regional Library Records
- Jenna Jacobs
- February 2021
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.