Anoka County Library 60th Anniversary

In 2018 Anoka County Library celebrated its 60th anniversary. What began as a small organization with a few libraries has transformed into a system with eight branches and two affiliate libraries which gather hundreds of people every day. Learn about the Library story and share your own as we celebrate this impressive milestone together.

New Limited Edition Library Cards

Three new library card designs celebrating the anniversary have been made available while supplies last. The new designs feature retro photos from library days gone by. A $2 replacement fee may apply.

New Limited Edition Library Cards

60th Anniversary Stories

  1. Well-Kept Secret
  2. Patron "Trespassing"
  3. Dream Fulfilled
  4. Patron to Employee
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I was without employment from January 2017 to August 2018. During that time, I lost the use of my entire home computer system due to a virus. I was able to utilize the resources at the Crooked Lake and Northtown branches (free computer use, inexpensive print fees) as if I were in my own home -- everything I needed right at my finger tips, including an on-site computer tech at least one day a week, and a knowledgeable daily staff! Thanks to the seamless resources of my local libraries, not one prospective employer discovered I had no home computer or SmartPhone while we communicated back and forth regarding numerous interviews (sometimes requiring me to make several trips a day to the library). I now have my dream job, and I owe it in part to the library. Thanks for helping me keep my secret, Anoka County Library!  - Patricia T.

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60 Years in Photos

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Northtown Grand Opening, April 4, 1965