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Champlin Library Records

Identifier: HCL 008

Description of Contents

This collection contains fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, plans, maps, and other administrative records documenting the history of Champlin Library from 1932 to 2013. There are two series for each of the library buildings, 230 Curtis Rd. and 12154 Ensign Ave. N.


  • Creation: 1939 - 2013



The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.


Champlin Library, at 12154 Ensign Avenue North in Champlin, Minnesota has served patrons at that address since September 1994. Designed by TSP Architects and Engineers, at a cost of $1.2 million, the library includes 8,905 square feet. Champlin joined the Hennepin County Library system in 1922, and a new library was constructed at the site of Dayton Road and Curtis Roads in 1973. The new facility, known as the Champlin Reading Center, measured 1,600 square feet when it opened in and held about 8,000 books in addition to reference materials, music, films and periodicals. An addition to the building in 1981 provided 600 more square feet to the library. During construction, library service was provided by a bookmobile parked out front of the library.The 87% growth of Champlin’s population from 1980 to 1990, and the need to realign Highway 169 shaped the decision to move to the Ensign Avenue location.


1.26 Linear Feet (3 archival boxes)

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Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Champlin Library in Champlin, Minnesota, from 1932 to 2013. Champlin Library is part of the Hennepin County Library.

Custodial History

Portions of this collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection contains materials transferred to the archives by Hennepin County Library administration in 2017 as accession 2018.38 and in 2018 as accession 2018.16.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

This is one of many collections documenting Hennepin County Library locations. For photographs, see HCL 002 Hennepin County Library Photographs.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by KP McClintock, supervised by Jenna Jacobs, from September to December 2018.

Champlin Library Records
KP McClintock and Jenna Jacobs
November 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.