Hennepin County offers Pop-Up Libraries
This summer, you can head to the Brooklyn Park Farmers Market to pick-up fresh produce, and at the same time, checkout a few new books. It’s all part of Hennepin County’s effort to provide pop-up libraries in the suburbs.
The goal of the pop-up libraries is to expose more people to their local library services.
“Basically, our main goal is let them know what we offer,” says Kay Yang-Cha, a Hennepin County librarian in Brooklyn Park.
For the second year in a row, Hennepin County Library is setting up a pop-up library each Wednesday afternoon during the Brooklyn Park Farmers Market at Zane Sports Park.
Pop-up libraries offer the chance to checkout books, get a new library card, and even use the WiFi hotspot to download electronic books or music.
“Hennepin County has wonderful services, online resources, and the big collection is downloadable,” says Yang-Cha.
Pop-up Libraries Offer the Chance to Reach New Patrons
Every week, Hennepin County Library sets up pop-up library locations to introduce new patrons to their local library.
The idea is to bring the library out to the public, especially to underrepresented communities that might not be familiar with their local library.
In Brooklyn Park, the pop-up library is offered every Wednesday at Zane Sports Park from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. through October 3.