Northtown Library - Blaine

Northtown Library Overview

Size: The Northtown Library is 38,000 square feet. The library currently serves an estimated 1.3 people per square foot and has a population of 73,832 Anoka county residents within a 9 minute drive.


Use: In 2018 the library circulated 515,872 items, had 156,001 visits, and averaged 64 visitors per hour. Between 2008 and 2018 the library saw a 278% increase in meeting room reservations and a 388% increase in attendance and classes and events.

Building Priorities

The library was built in 1965 and remodeled in 2014. Staff workroom remodeled in 1991. Priorities include:


Upgrade staff workroom and kitchenette

Make meeting room accessible before/after hours, including restroom

Add acoustic panels at service desk to dampen sound

Capital Improvement Plan



Capital Equipment Plan



Service Area

Boundaries: The Northtown Library serves Anoka County residents in the city of Spring Lake Park, and residents in portions of the cities of Blaine, Coon Rapids, and Fridley.


Neighborhood: The library is located near both residential and commercial areas. Park Terrace Elementary and the Northtown Mall are located close to the library. Northtown Library is also within walking distance of the Metro Transit bus line.

Community Demographics

as of 5/20/2020

Population Density (sq mi): 2554

Median Age: 38

Pop Growth 5 yrs (estimated): 2.9%

Average Household Income: $75,854

Median Household Income: $63,093

Average Household Size: 2.5

Northtown Library Location

Capital Improvement & Equipment Plan

Anoka County Library

2022-2026