Centennial Library Expansion

The Centennial Library will undergo a renovation project, beginning August 25, 2018 through Summer 2019, that aims to greatly expand the size of the library and add exciting new spaces for creativity and collaboration. Centennial Library will continue offering programs at other community locations. You can find information about the project and track its progress on this page. New information will be continually added throughout the duration of the project.

Recent Photos

  1. Chain of Lakes Rotary Donation

    We’re beaming with gratitude for the generosity of the Chain of Lakes Rotary Club. Justin Larson, President of Chain of Lakes Rotary, presented a check for $5000 dollars for the Centennial Library expansion at the library board meeting on Monday, July 16. Read on...
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Proposed New Layout

Centennial Floor Plan
Centennial Library South View

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  1. Where should I pick up my reserve books when construction begins?{cc9}

    You can pick up your reserved books at the Northtown Library or any other Anoka County Library location. Unless otherwise changed, the pickup library for Centennial holds will automatically be changed to Northtown Library. Log into your account if you wish to select a different pickup location.

  2. Where do I return books while the library is closed? {cc13}

    You'll be able to return books at the Northtown Library or any other Anoka County library location.
  3. How do I get to the other libraries?{cc4}

    You can find our Hours and Locations on our website.
  4. Where can we sign up for library programming during construction?{cc7}

    You sign up for all ongoing library programming online at anokacountylibrary.org
  5. Why is the library undergoing a major renovation?{cc1}

    Today’s Centennial Library is limited because of space – our hands-on learning programs cannot accommodate all of the people interested in participating, collection space has been maximized, computer and Wi-Fi usage continues to increase, but floor space for users is limited, staff space is inefficient, and the building lacks adequate storage.

    The expanded and modernized Centennial Library will put learning on display, will be the hub of a campus that supports history, nature, play, and commerce. A learning space for community, a space where creativity and opportunity thrive. A knowledge park. The plans double the size of the library to accommodate more community meeting and study spaces, increases comfortable seating for readers, offers a larger and interactive children’s area – all requests from the community.


  6. When will the construction start and how long will the project take? {cc2} 

    Centennial Library construction will begin August 25, 2018 and will reopen Summer 2019.

  7. Will the Centennial Library remain in the same location?{cc5}

    Yes, this is an expansion project. Centennial Library will remain at 100 Civic Heights Circle, Circle Pines.
  8. Will the Centennial Library be closed during the project?{cc6}

    Yes, the Centennial Library will be closed during parts of the project. More specific information on closure dates will be announced in the future.
  9. Where can I hold a community meeting while the library is closed?{cc8}


    You may book a meeting room at another Anoka County Library location while Centennial Library is closed.
  10. Where can I access updates and view pictures of the new Library design?{cc10}

    All construction updates and available images will be posted online at http://www.anokacounty.us/3244/Centennial-Library-Expansion.
  11. Who is the architect that will be designing the remodel?{cc11}

    The selection of Leo A. Daly was unanimously approved by the Anoka County Library's Board of Trustees as the architectural firm for this project.
  12. How old is the current Centennial Library?{cc12}

    The Centennial Library building opened in November of 1985. In 1996 the library had extensive roof and exterior wall work carried out to repair moisture accumulation problems that were causing damage to the brick walls, but it has never undergone a planned remodel before.