Hennepin County Library - Golden Valley
Situated along Winnetka Avenue for nearly 40 years, the Golden Valley Library is one of 41 in the Hennepin County Library System. Librarians say most of the people who check out materials at this location generally reserve them online -- where patrons have access to more than 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources, and other items in more than 40 languages -- but there are still plenty of other reasons to step into the building. Examples include art exhibits featuring work from local students, poetry slams and classes that teach seniors how to use the internet.
The Golden Valley Library also has a high percentage of volunteers who assist with children's programs and provide other valuable support for library staff members.
- Hours: M-W, 10am-8pm; Th-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, noon-5pm.
- Handicap Accessible: Handicapped parking, electronic doors, enlarged print on computers
- Founding Date: 1971
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 66,946
- Specialties: E-books
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Computers are filtered for content. Library patrons are limited to 60 minutes on a computer, but if a new computer opens up, they can use the open computer for an additional 15 minutes.
- Programs/classes: Poetry slams featuring students from the Perpich Center for Arts Education, art exhibits, after-school programs, "senior surf" programs, family story time, baby story time
- Book donation information: All donated books go to Friends of the Golden Valley Library and are put up for sale.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: Yes