Franklin Community Library has been a gathering place for new immigrants and lifelong learners since 1914. In its early years it featured a large Scandinavian collection, as the community was heavily populated with newcomers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Today, the surrounding neighborhoods are home to people from all ethnicities and walks of life, including many who are learning English as a second language. To meet the needs of its diverse users, Franklin Library’s World Language collection focuses on materials in Somali and Spanish. Adult Learning materials and a large American Indian collection are also featured at Franklin. The library complex includes the Phillips Technology Center and the Franklin Learning Center, and a popular after-school homework help program.
Address: 1314 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, 55404
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday – 12:00 to 8:00
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10:00 to 6:00
Free Wireless Internet Available Here
Books, DVDs, CDs, magazines & more!
21 computers in Library, Homework Helper for K – High School
Franklin Learning Center
Monday 12-8, Tuesday – Thursday 9-3, Friday 10-6
Saturday Learning Circles 1:30 and 3:00
Adults 16 and over work on English skills, citizenship prep, GED/One on one tutoring.
Phillips Tech Center
Phillips Technology Center/class schedule available at Minneapolis Public Library website, or visit library/Open structured lab also available