On gloomy days like this, I find that the best thing to do is to find a book, look for a cozy spot and let the day melt away while you get lost somewhere else. And… I just so happen to know the perfect place where you can do just that. The Eden Prairie Library has been part of the community since 1924. It closed in 1950 and was replaced by the Hennepin County Library bookmobile until 1973 and then a reading center until 1986, when a community library opened. As it stands, the current building was designed by Minneapolis-based architects opened its doors in 2004. It is one of 41 libraries of the Hennepin County Library system and has the highest circulation of all of them. The building itself isn’t the only beautiful part, there are several installations of artwork like the Pillars throughout by David Culver, who also did the exterior mosaic. They also have a Friday Morning Family story time if you’re looking for something to do tomorrow morning. Fun fact: the library is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the first of its kind to be installed in a public building in Minnesota.
Eden Prairie Library
Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture / Thursday, June 11th, 2015