July 5, 2022

Educational and entertaining programs in support of lifelong learning and literacy are presented free each month at Hennepin County Library.  The following programs are scheduled in June at your local library.  For the complete program calendar, visit or call your library or go online towww.hclib.org
Hennepin County Library – Augsburg Park
7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, 952-847-5300
Richfield’s Juneteenth Celebration
Tuesday, June 8, 4-7 p.m. at Augsburg Park Library
For kids entering kindergarten and up. Help celebrate the ending of slavery in the U.S. Activities include Juneteenth stories and performances.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library and presented in collaboration with the Richfield Public Safety, Joint Community Police Partnership and Richfield Police Multicultural Advisory Committee.
Richfield Read-a-Story Theater
Wednesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. at Augsburg Park Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 2. Enjoy a lively theatrical reading of children’s stories by a group of talented seniors from Richfield Community Center. A unique intergenerational experience!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 952-847-5600
Paws to Read
Sundays, June 13, July 25, Aug. 15; 1-2:30 p.m. at Brookdale Library
For kids entering K-grade 5. Certified volunteers help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a dog or other animal and practice reading aloud. Call ahead to find out what types of animals will be visiting.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
Beach Party
Thursday, June 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Brookdale Library
For toddlers and their families. Make a splash at the Brookdale Library! Break out your sundress and bermuda shorts. We will read beach stories, play beach games and more. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Hennepin County Library – Champlin
12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin, 952-847-5350
Movin’ and Groovin’ With Paula Emmons
Mondays, June 14-28, 11:30 a.m. at Champlin Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 30. For toddlers and kids entering pre-K. Stories, the parachute, musical instruments, puppets and more!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library.
Celebrate With Story Theater
Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. at Champlin Library
For kids entering pre-K and up. A whole new way to listen to favorite stories! Story Theater (an intergenerational program of Senior Services at Robbinsdale Area School Community Education) presents theatrical readings of stories by seniors.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library.
Hennepin County Library – East Lake
2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 952-847-8425
Preschool Music and Stories
Wednesdays, June 2-30, 10:30 a.m. at East Lake Library
For kids in preschool. Licensed Musikgarten instructor Emily Ireland leads singing, creative movement, instrument play, musical games and listening.
Sponsored by the Longfellow Neighborhood Association NRP.
American Girl Stories
Saturdays, June 12, July 10, Aug. 7; 11 a.m.-noon at East Lake Library
For kids entering K-grade 5. Get to know your favorite American Girls. Kit, Kaya, Julie and their friends will come to life as we read about a different girl each month and discover history through their eyes with games and activities.
First Pages: Write Out Loud
Tuesday, June 22, 1 p.m. at East Lake Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 20. For teens entering grade 6 and up. Explore the art of spoken word poetry – a professional local writer will show you how to write and perform the things you’ve got to say out loud! This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie
565 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-847-5375
First Pages: What Would You Like to Write?
Saturday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. at Eden Prairie Library
Registration required; begins May 29; limit 20. A beginning writing class to explore the differences between the creative writing genres and discover where your writing interests lie. Try your hand with writing exercises in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Hennepin County Library – Edina
5280 Grandview Square, Edina, 952-847-5425
Summer Stories
Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m. at Edina Library
For kids in preschool. Listen to stories and poems about summer fun.
Author Talk: Jude Nutter and Maureen Millea Smith
Tuesday, June 22, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Edina Senior Center Fireside Room, below the library
Minnesota Book Award-winning authors will read from new works. Nutter will read “I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman,” her new collection of poetry, and Millea Smith will read from new fiction. An Edina Reads program. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Reads Commitee, Edina Senior Center, Edina ResourceCenter and Edina High School.
Hennepin County Library – Excelsior
343 Third St., Excelsior, 952-847-5450
Summer Family Stories
Wednesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. at Excelsior Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 2. Join us for a special time of stories, songs and a puppet show.
Hennepin County Library – Franklin
1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-2925
Nonfiction Book Discussions for Elder Learners
Fridays, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13; 1-3 p.m. at Franklin Library
Join us for a stimulating discussion of nonfiction books. For additional information, call the library, 952-847-5475.
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Hennepin County Library – Golden Valley
830 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden Valley, 952-847-5475
Paws to Read
Saturdays, June 26 & Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m. at Golden Valley Library
For kids entering kindergarten and up. Certified volunteers help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a dog or other animal and practice reading aloud. Call ahead to find out what types of animals will be visiting.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
Celebrate With Story Theater
Wednesday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. at Golden Valley Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 2. A whole new way to listen to favorite stories! Story Theater (an intergenerational program of Senior Services at Robbinsdale Area School Community Education) presents theatrical readings of stories by seniors.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
Hennepin County Library – Hopkins
22 11th Ave. N., Hopkins, 952-847-5500
Toons and Tales
Wednesday, June 16, 2-3:30 p.m. at Hopkins Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 20. For kids entering grade 1 and up. Do you love to draw, create characters and make up your own cartoons? You will learn to develop characters, write storylines and create cartoon strips and comic books. Come discover your hidden cartoon genius.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkins Library.
Intermedia Arts: Create Your Own Video Games
Wednesday, June 23, 1-4 p.m. at Hopkins Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 12. For teens entering grade 7 and up. Create your own video game – explore character development, narrative and story structure. Learn technical skills necessary to create your own game from concept to “play again.”
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – Linden Hills
2900 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis, 952-847-2825
Paws to Read
Saturdays, June 12 & July 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Linden Hills Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 12. For kids in preschool-entering grade 5. Certified volunteers help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a dog or other animal and practice reading aloud. Call ahead to find out what types of animals will be visiting.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
Hennepin County Library – Maple Grove
8001 Main St. N., Maple Grove, 952-847-5550
Author Talk: Lynn Austin and Julie Klassen
Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m. at Maple Grove Library
Readings from award-winning Bethany house authors: Austin, a five-time Christy award winner and Klassen, a finalist in the 2010 Minnesota Book Awards, will talk about their writing, answer questions and sign books. Books available for purchase and signing.
Sunday in the Stacks: Minnesota Crime Wave
Sunday, June 20, 1-2 p.m. at Maple Grove Library
Award-winning mystery writers Ellen Hart, Carl Brookins and William Kent Krueger, known collectively as Minnesota Crime Wave, will discuss the foibles and follies of writing mysteries.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain
5184 Main St. E., Maple Plain, 952-847-5700
Soap, Soap, Don’t Forget the Soap!
Tuesday, June 29, 1:30 p.m. at Maple Plain Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 3. Storyteller Mike Mann tells the hilarious adventure of a boy who gets sidetracked on his way to the store. Join in on this fast-paced and interactive program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Plain Library.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8000
Summer Public Tours of Minneapolis Central Library
Tuesdays, June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, Aug. 3, 17 & 31; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, June 5 & 19, July 17, Aug. 7 & 21; 11 a.m.-noon
Thursdays, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, Aug. 12 & 26; 1-2 p.m.
Saturday, July 3, 1-2 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Tour this stunning Cesar Pelli structure with a green roof, an art gallery, special collections, four-story atrium and much more! If you have a group of six or more, you may contact Cathy at 952-847-8121 or e-mail [email protected] to arrange a special arts-, architecture-focused or general tour.
Art of Aging Exhibit Opening and Artists Program
Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Lucy Rose Fischer will read portions from her new book, “I’m New at Being Old,” accompanied by slide images. Poets John Solensten and Phebe Hanson will read poems reflecting their experiences and emotions associated with growing old.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Minnesota Creative Artists and Aging Network.
Hennepin County Library – North Regional
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-847-8450
Fire Safety With B. Safe Bear
Tuesday, June 22, 1:30 p.m. at North Regional Library
For kids entering K-grade 2. Get smart – don’t start! Learn about home fire safety with the Red Cross B. Safe Bear. Listen to a story and get materials to take home to reinforce the lesson.
Presented in collaboration with the American Red Cross – Twin Cities Area Chapter.
Hennepin County Library – Oxboro
8801 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-847-5775
First Pages: Taking Your Great Idea From Brainstorm to Page
Saturday, June 12, 1 p.m. at Oxboro Library
Registration required; begins May 15; limit 20. Do you have a great idea for a book? Learn tips for getting that idea down on paper. You also will discover resources to keep you focused and motivated.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Hennepin County Library – Penn Lake
8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-847-5800
Create a Bookmark Contest: Kids
Tuesday, June 15-Saturday, July 31 at Penn Lake Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 5. Create a bookmark for the Friends of the Penn Lake Library and you might be a winner! Entry forms and details are available at the library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
Create a Bookmark Contest: Teens
Tuesday, June 15-Saturday, July 31 at Penn Lake Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Create a bookmark for the Friends of the Penn Lake Library and you might be a winner! Entry forms and details are available at the library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
First Pages: Write Out Loud
Thursday, June 17, 1 p.m. at Penn Lake Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 20. For teens entering grade 6 and up. Explore the art of spoken word poetry – a professional local writer will show you how to write and perform the things you’ve got to say out loud! This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Wild, Wet and Wacky
Monday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. at Penn Lake Library
For kids in preschool and up. Where can you splash in enormous puddles, meet a giant talking frog and a friendly sea serpent, and have some rub-a-dub-dub bathtime fun? The WonderWeavers storytellers and their menagerie of puppet friends will bring wild, wacky stories to life.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
Summer Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone
Tuesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. at Penn Lake Library
For kids in preschool and up with their families. Enjoy humorous stories, poems, songs and activities on a warm summer day.
Hennepin County Library – Pierre Bottineau
55 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, 952-847-2850
Paws to Read
Saturday, June 19, 12:30-2 p.m. at Pierre Bottineau Library
For kids entering kindergarten and up. Certified volunteers help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a dog or other animal and practice reading aloud. Call ahead to find out what types of animals will be visiting.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, 952-847-8800
Socrates Café
Thursdays, June 3-Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Sit back and philosophize with your friends and neighbors. The topic is decided by popular vote at the beginning of the meeting. All welcomed; no experience necessary. The concept of Socrates Café is based on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips.
Club Book With Michael Perry
Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Meet Perry, humorist and author of the bestselling memoirs “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” “Truck: A Love Story” and “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting.” He has also written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Salon.com and many others. He has performed and produced two humor recordings and performs regularly with his band the Long Beds.
Doors open 45 minutes prior to event. Seating is first-come, first-served. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.Club Book is a program of Metropolitan Library Service Agency.
This project, coordinated by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County, was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Intermedia Arts: Create Your Own Video Games
Friday, June 18, 1-4 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 10. For teens entering grade 7 and up. Create your own video game – explore character development, narrative and story structure. Learn technical skills necessary to create your own game from concept to “play again.”
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Graphic Novel and Comic Book Writing and Illustrating Conference
Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Open Book/Loft Literary Center 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Registration required; begins May 22; limit 140. Join Gene Luen Yang, PrintzAward-winning writer of the graphic novel “American Born Chinese,” and other graphic novel, comic writers and illustrators at this full-day conference. The day begins with Yang’s keynote address. Breakout sessions include:
·     “Writing for Comic Books & Graphic Novels”
·     “Introduction to Caricature”
·     “Self-Publishing a Graphic Novel (in 8 Hard Steps)”
·     “Poem as Comic Strip”
·     “Web Comics for Beginners”
·     “Cartooning for Beginners.”
The conference concludes with “Next Steps for Writers and Illustrators” and The International Cartoonist Conspiracy (Twin Cities cell) Cartoonist Jam! Details at www.loft.org.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Author Talk: Doug Grow
Monday, June 21, 7 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
In “We’re Gonna Win, Twins!” longtime sports reporter and columnist Grow chronicles a half-century of Twins baseball, season by season. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Networking for Success
Tuesday, June 22, 10 a.m. at Ridgedale Library
Registration required; begins May 25. Amy Lindgren, career columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and 25-year veteran career counselor, will help you hone your networking skills. Includes Q&A and time for networking. The first 60 registrants in attendance will receive a free copy of Lindgren’s book, “Cracking the Hidden Job Market.” Books will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Intro to Comic Concepts and Comic Arts
Wednesday, June 30, 2-4 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 15. For teens entering grade 6 and up. Learn about the basic concepts of creating a comic through panel progression, page composition, character and story development and pacing. You will look at comic strips and multiple page comics. No previous experience necessary.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Hennepin County Library – Rockford Road
6401 42nd Ave. N., Crystal, 952-847-5875
Celebrate With Story Theater
Tuesday, June 22 & Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. at Rockford Road Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 4. A whole new way to listen to favorite stories! Story Theater (an intergenerational program of Senior Services at Robbinsdale Area School Community Education) presents theatrical readings of stories by seniors.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
Paws to Read
Sundays, June 27 & Aug. 8, 12:30-2 p.m. at Rockford Road Library
For kids entering grades 1-5. Certified volunteers help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a dog or other animal and practice reading aloud. Call ahead to find out what types of animals will be visiting.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
Intermedia Arts: B-Girl Be Presents Hip Hop History, Culture and Creation
Tuesday, June 29, 1 p.m. at Rockford Road Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 25. For teens entering grade 7 and up. For guys and girls: discover the power of authentic hip-hop! Learn the history of hip-hop as a form of social commentary, community engagement and protest, learn to analyze lyrics, form and content, and create your own work. This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Presented in collaboration with Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – St. Anthony
2941 Pentagon Dr. N.E., St. Anthony, 952-847-6075
Writing With Author Jane St. Anthony
Saturday, June 26, 4:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Library
For kids entering grade 4 and up. St. Anthony (“The Summer Sherman Loved Me” and “Grace Above All”) will share her insights on writing and show you how to draw from your own memory bank. Paper and pens provided. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Hennepin County Library – St. Louis Park
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, 952-847-6125
Sun-Up Rainbow Program
Wednesday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Park Library
For kids entering kindergarten and up. This song and story smorgasbord treats kids to a variety of musician and storyteller Jack Pearson’s “kidbits.” His musical hits like “Googolplex” and “Velcro” alternate with uproarious stories. Kids can try out a variety of instruments.
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Louis Park Library.
Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900
Club Book With Jane Hamilton
Thursday, June 3, 7 p.m. at Southdale Library
Hamilton’s first novel, “The Book of Ruth,” won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel and was a selection of the Oprah Book Club. Her second, “A Map of the World,” also an Oprah Book Club selection, was named one of the top 10 books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly and People. Her other critically acclaimed books include “The Short History of a Prince,” “Disobedience” and “Laura Rider’s Masterpiece.”
Doors open 45 minutes prior to event. Seating is first-come, first-served. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.Club Book is a program of Metropolitan Library Service Agency.
This project, coordinated by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County, was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Make a Splash With Stories and Fun
Wednesday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. at Southdale Library
For kids in preschool-entering grade 5. Enjoy stories, songs and activities to get the summer reading program off to a rousing start.
First Pages: Creative Writing for the Business Writer
Saturday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. at Southdale Library
Registration required; begins May 22; limit 20. Do you spend the day writing for someone else as a communications, technical, or advertising writer? Take the leap into creative writing. Discover a new world of words and a fresh outlook on your writing.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Art of Aging: Video and Performing Artist Showcase
Tuesday, June 22, 2 p.m. at Southdale Library
Watch a video featuring the artists and selected images in the “Art of Aging” exhibit in the Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library. Also, WCCO personality Bud Kraehling will emcee performances by older students from the Brave New Institute, storytelling by Nothando Zulu and classical singing by Shirley Lockwood.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Minnesota Creative Artists and Aging Network.
Hennepin County Library – Sumner
611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-847-2875
Paws to Read
Saturdays, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7; 12:30-2 p.m. at Sumner Library
For kids in kindergarten and up. Certified volunteers help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a dog or other animal and practice reading aloud. Call ahead to find out what types of animals will be visiting.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
First Pages: No Fear, No Rhyme Poetry – Write Your First Poem
Saturday, June 19, 2 p.m. at Sumner Library
Registration required; begins May 22; limit 20. Discover your inner poet. Poetry comes in many different forms and allows you to explore your inner muse with variety. You will leave this class with the first draft of a poem. This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Hennepin County Library – Walker
2880 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-8400
Intermedia Arts: Create Your Own Video Games
Saturday, June 26, 2-5 p.m. at Walker Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 12. For teens entering grade 7 and up. Create your own video game – explore character development, narrative and story structure. Learn technical skills necessary to create your own game from concept to “play again.”
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – Washburn
5244 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 952-847-8375
Read the Book, Seen the Movie Book Club
Saturdays, June 19, July 17, Aug. 14; 10:30 a.m.-noon at Washburn Library
Registration required; begins May 17; limit 15. For kids entering grade 4 and up. Think you know all about Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and the Wimpy Kid? Here’s a book club that tests your trivia knowledge and involves crafts and scavenger hunts! Come dressed as your favorite characters and be prepared to discuss the books, movies and characters!
Hennepin County Library – Online
read.write.draw.
Monday, June 14-Saturday, Aug. 21
For kids entering kindergarten and up. What are you reading this summer? Tell other kids by creating a short review at your local library or online atwww.hclib.org/kids/books/reviews. Each review earns you a chance to win a free book each week. Your reviews will help other kids find great books to read.
Best Book Ever for Teens
Monday, June 14-Saturday, Aug. 21
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Have you read the best book ever? Tell others about it by submitting a review at your local library or online atwww.teenlinks.org. Each review earns you a chance to win a handy gift card. Your reviews will help other teens find great books!
HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY:
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Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers about 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources, and other items in more than 40 languages, and 1,775 public computers.  Last year, there were an estimated 5.6 million in-person visits to Hennepin County libraries and an estimated 15.6 million visits to Hennepin County Library’s website, www.hclib.org Library customers checked out about 17 million items and asked more than 900,000 reference questions.  More than 2500 volunteers contributed more than 86,000 hours of service to Hennepin County Library in 2009.  The library is a service of Hennepin County.

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