12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka Minnesota 55305
Hennepin County Library, serving an area of 750,000 residents, has a collection of 1,600,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 120,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 56,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 460 employees, of whom 88 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises26 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $4,600,000. Patrons make 3,800,000 visits annually, and check out materials 11,500,000 times. Forty-six percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Blaine) Anoka County Library
(Eagan) Dakota County Library
(Hudson) Hudson Public Library
(Minneapolis) Minneapolis Public Library
(Gaylord) Sibley County Library System
(Woodbury) Washington County Library
05/26 Coming to The Minnetonka area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
Rhubarb Festival Lanesboro MN June1 Taste such delicious rhubarb delights as pies, crisps, cakes, soups, chutneys, chili, jams, ketchup, leathers, drinks and more. Be the judge of the best of everything rhubarb. After tasting your favorites, vote. Winners of Peoples Choice Awards win great prizes!
Rhubarb Days Osceola WI June7-8 Enjoy rhubarb at Mill Pond Park in Osceola.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.