North Central Library - Ham Lake

North Central Library Overview

Size: The North Central Library is 4,675 square feet. The library currently serves an estimated 5.3 people per square foot and has a population of 19,738 Anoka County residents within a 9 minute drive.


Use: In 2018 the library circulated 91,629 items, had 36,651 visits, and averaged 17 visitors per hour. Between 2008 and 2018 the library saw 438% increase in attendance at classes and events.

Building Priorities

The library is a rented space, furnishings last upgraded in 1998. Building priorities include:

  • Replace carpet
  • Upgrade fixtures and furniture
  • Upgrade public and staff restrooms
  • Replace shelving end panels
  • Reconfigure space for better workflow
  • Increase customer access to power sources

Funding Requirements



Expense Forecast



No Capital Equipment Plan (CEP) projects are scheduled for the next five years

Service Area

Size: The North Central Library is 4,675 square feet. The library currently serves an estimated 5.3 people per square foot and has a population of 19,738 Anoka County residents within a 9 minute drive.


Use: In 2018 the library circulated 91,629 items, had 36,651 visits, and averaged 17 visitors per hour. Between 2008 and 2018 the library saw 438% increase in attendance at classes and events.

Community Demographics

as of 5/15/20

Population Density (sq mi): 435

Median Age: 40.8

Pop Growth 5 yrs (estimated): 7.4%

Average Household Income: $102,218

Median Household Income: $85,764

Average Household Size: 2.93

North Central Library Location

Capital Improvement & Equipment Plan

Anoka County Library

2022-2026