As the daughter of two people who first met in a library—Mom was the head librarian at the Conrad Public Library and Dad, the new guy in town, came in looking for book recommendations—I was destined to love libraries.
My favorite aspect of any library is that it provides
resources and services for all community members. In addition to its
widely known children's programming, the Hennepin County Library
system, the umbrella under which all six Lake Minnetonka-area branches fall, also meets the needs of its adult patrons.
If you are looking for business, tax or legal resources, are interested in listening to an author talk, or are looking for a DVD of your favorite TV show, then stop by your local library. While you're there, browse the CD selections and check out the workstations. There is so much for you—and your children—to love at the Hennepin County Library. Go check it out today. Also, check out my story on local library services in the September issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine, available Sept. 1 at lakeminnetonkamag.com.
Until then, here's the local branches and their respective contact info:
Wayzata // 620 Rice St., Wayzata; 612.543.6150
Ridgedale // 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka; 612.543.8800
Long Lake // 1865 Wayzata Blvd. W., Long Lake; 612.543.6425
Excelsior // 343 Third St., Excelsior; 612.543.6350
Minnetonka // 17524 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka; 612.543.5725
Westonka // 2079 Commerce Blvd., Mound; 612.543.6175