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Hopkins Library
22 11th Ave N, Hopkins, MN 55343
The Hopkins Library may be part of the larger Hennepin County system, but there's no doubt in which city it resides. TheMore children's area echoes Hopkins' Mainstreet and has a map where children can match up the city's landmarks. Such a recognizable identity is appropriate because the library is a gathering spot for the community, said Senior Librarian Lisa Bjerken. We're a very popular, very very busy library, she said.  We're open seven days a week, and we are busy every minute we're open. The library's popularity can be seen through its strong Friends of Hopkins Library group, which donated the stained glass windows in the library. It's especially popular among patrons who like to bike to their books. All Hennepin County libraries check out bike locks to patrons while they're in visiting the library and have bike racks. But Hopkins had to add an extra bike rack because biking was so popular. It's a real community library, Bjerken said.
Hopkins Village Apartment
9 7th Ave S, Hopkins, MN 55343
Hopkins Village Apartment is located just off of Mainstreet and 7th Avenue South. With a location near the shops ofMore Hopkins, and only 20 minutes from downtown, these apartments offer quality residency for seniors at an affordable price. Rent is based on the renter's income, and various programs are available to help with the cost. Residents at Hopkins Village Apartments enjoy a comfortable, carefree lifestyle. Some of the many features and amenities include social events and activities, a community room, a lending library, a central laundry facility and trash rooms on each floor. Eleven stories tall, the building provides a terrific view of both downtown Hopkins and Minneapolis.