Part of the Anoka County Library system, Centennial Library is located in Circle Pines and shares a campus with City Hall. During the summer of 2018, this branch closed for renovations and reopened in June of 2019 after ten months of construction. This branch serves residents of Lexington, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes, and Centerville,
Centennial Library Renovations
The 13,000-square-foot, renovated library is double its former size with new spaces intended for learning, creativity and collaboration. The expanded and modernized building will promote learning and supports history, nature, play, and commerce. In response to community input, additions will include meeting and study spaces, more areas of comfortable seating for readers, and a larger and interactive children’s area. The building was designed and constructed around the Danish concept of hygge to be cozy, warm, and inviting and to engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.
“The new Centennial Library is something the entire community has been looking forward to for years. With its many up-to-date amenities and wonderful spaces, the new library is a place for community members to join together, share new experiences, and expand their horizons. I congratulate all who worked so hard to realize this vision”
Scott Schulte, Chair, Anoka County Board of Commissioners.
New library features include:
- IQ Kitchen - a space for cooking up curiosity and creativity while blending literacy, STEM, nutrition, and life skills education all in one place. It is equipped with a classroom kitchen, 3D printer, sewing machines, and expert librarians offering hands-on learning and innovation opportunities for all ages
- The Kitchen Collection- The only cooking and bakeware collection in the metro area! Twenty different cake pan options allow you to bake a unique cake tailored specifically to your special occasion.
- A community room with gathering space for large groups with different seating and table arrangements and three study rooms
- A large interactive children’s area with engaging play features such as touch sensitive tiles and a light table
- Custom art shadow boxes and sidewalk poetry from local artists
- Ample access to technology, including 11 computer stations and WiFi on-site and mobile hotspots for checkout.