Roosevelt Library in Minneapolis to reopen June 1

  • Updated: May 18, 2013 - 5:43 PM

After being shuttered 15 months for a $3.2 million renovation, the Roosevelt Library in Minneapolis will reopen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on June 1.

The library at 4026 28th Av. S. is adjacent to the high school of the same name and has long been a draw in the Standish, Ericsson and Hiawatha neighborhoods

“We think patrons will love their renovated library, and we welcome everyone to explore it on opening day and beyond,” managing librarian Amy McNally said.

The renovation, funded through a 2000 citywide referendum, includes the addition of a community room, a refreshed collection of books, DVDs and CDs, more access to technology (including iPads), and more casual and outdoor seating.

The library’s normal hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Roosevelt Library was built in 1927 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

ROCHELLE OLSON

@rochelleolson

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