April 2, 2011 - Hundreds of Northeast Minneapolis area residents visited the
newly-renovated and expanded Hennepin County Library - Northeast on
reopening day, April 2.
Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein, Hennepin County Library
Director Lois Langer Thompson, and Hennepin County Library Board
President Therese VanBlarcom welcomed a large crowd of children, teens,
and adults who filled the parking lot area before the 10 a.m. opening in
anticipation of seeing their "renewed" library. Commissioner Peter
McLaughlin, Hennepin County Administrator Richard Johnson, Property
Services Director Judy Hollander, and others joined them in cutting the
Northeast Minneapolis musician Dan Turpening delighted library customers
with his accordion music, including performing the "Happy Birthday" song
to two-year-old Miles Kamin-Lyndgaard of Northeast Minneapolis. In the
afternoon, Minnesota Twins mascot T.C. Bear strolled around the library,
shaking hands with his many fans.
Northeast residents such as Ethel Ash; JuVane Carpenter, Regina Morrow,
and their family; and Gregory Boeser and his family explored the
renovated library, tried out the computers, and checked out books. Ron
Zimbrick found a comfortable chair in the new reading lounge area next
to floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoyed a good book. Five-year-old
Mason Olson and his three-year-old brother Summit settled in with a
board book about Spiderman in the children's area.
Free programs on April 9, 16, and 30 will continue to celebrate the
library's grand reopening. The programs are funded by Minnesota's Arts
and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Library hours are noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
For more information about Northeast Library: www.hclib.org or
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