Sumner Library’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join neighbors to celebrate 100 years of Sumner Library service to the community on Saturday, October 10, noon-4 p.m. at 611 Van White Memorial Blvd. Info at

During the celebration you can enjoy: historical exhibits, silent film, music and fun activities for the whole family; hear from elected and library officials at 12:30 p.m.; see open mic performances by Open Door Learning Center students at 2 p.m.; and honor the diverse groups who have been a part of the Sumner Library community through the decades! The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library.

There’s event parking at Summit Academy OIC (935 Olson Memorial Highway) and Harvest Preparatory & Seed Academy (1300 Olson Memorial Highway).

About Sumner Library: This Carnegie-funded library opened in 1915. It is named for Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and an outspoken abolitionist. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A 2004-05 renovation refurbished or reclaimed many historical building features. Learn more at the anniversary celebration.