The Mississippi Library, which opened in 1975 in Fridley, is an 11,007 square foot stucco building featuring an outdoor courtyard. In addition to popular reading materials and information for all ages, the library offers research assistance, storytimes, programs, classes, and meeting rooms. The Smart Play Spot, designed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and library books and materials build early literacy skills through play in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Wi-Fi, wireless printing, and public computers provide access to the wealth of library resources.
- Popular reading and information for all ages
- Storytimes offered regularly
- Meeting rooms available
- Free Internet access, Wi-Fi, and office applications
The Mississippi Library has lockers where patrons can pick up their holds with a simple scan of their library card. Their items are already checked out and ready to go.
The meeting room at the Mississippi Library can hold 60 people and may be divided into two separate rooms to seat 30 people on each side. The room has seven tables, wireless Internet access, a projection screen, whiteboards, and a kitchenette.
Designed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Smart Play Spot sparks young imaginations with features that inspire fun.
The farmer’s market is the perfect area for exploring new words and colors. Children sort fruits and vegetables into baskets and shelves. Children can also playact with the cash register and manipulate the alphabet blocks.
"All aboard" this small bus on which children can role play going on a bus trip. Children can become the driver, the passenger, or whatever they imagine. In the back there is space for passengers with a built-in container for books to read as they wait for their stop. Children and adults create a bus route using a magnetic board on the wall. In the front of the bus, spinning wheels create a fun interactive for children to practice their storytelling as they create a story about who is on the bus and where they are going.
The puzzle crate contains puzzles, letter motor boards, number motor boards and other flat manipulatives. These manipulatives assist with fine motor skills, prewriting skills, and letter and number knowledge.