To show their support for the community, the Linden Hills Library has put together several fun activities and resources for all ages:
Storytime with Jessica!
- Watch Online: Click here for the latest storytime with Ms. Jessica! Plus Jessica’s Baby Storytime and Storytime for National Book Lover’s Day
- Dial-A-Story – Call 612-543-6830 and listen to a story! Jessica records a new story every week!
Join Linden Hills Library Virtual Book Club!
Linden Hills Library’s Adult Book Club continues to meet virtually on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. On November 17 at 7:00 p.m., we’ll discuss the 2011 Newbery Award-winning book, Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. Email Jessica Ryan – firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the virtual book club.
Trivia Afternoon! ALL AGES!
Individuals or Teams! Thursday, October 27, 3– 4:30pm. Email email@example.com and we’ll send out an invite so you can connect.
Homework Resources 101: REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Get ahead with your homework. Join us for a virtual tour to learn how to access and use the online resources available through HCL. Virtual tours are offered: Tues, Oct 20 and Thu, Oct 22 at 4:30-5:30pm & 6-7pm. We will be highlighting HelpNow, which is available free with your library card and includes:
- tutoring every day between 1-11 p.m. in English and Spanish
- a writing lab that provides feedback on your essays
- learning about resources to build your skills in reading, science, and math
Power Up Job Search Workshops, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
A week’s worth of support & ideas for your job search, with virtual programs on a variety of topics, including:
- Mon, Oct 26: Virtual Career Fair, 10-11:30am; Creative Job Search During the Pandemic, 1-2pm
- Tues, Oct 27: Getting Started in IT Careers, 1-2pm
- Wed, Oct 28: Job Search Over 40, 10-11am; Getting Started in Healthcare Careers, 1-2pm
- Thurs, Oct 29: LinkedIn, 10-11am; Getting Started in Careers in the Trades, 1-2pm
- Fri, Oct 30: Job and Training Opportunities for Youth, 10-11am; Getting Started in Business, Banking, and Customer Service Careers, 1-2pm
- Sat, Oct 31: Professional Intelligence: Communication, 10-11am
Adult Read Aloud Stories from Hennepin County Libraries
Starting Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m., join us over the phone for Adult Read Aloud Stories. Staff will read a short 20-30 minute story, followed by an optional discussion with all participants. We will meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required, so we can email you the phone number and access code. Register here.
Dial-a-Story and Dial-a-Chapter – NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
You can also access Dial-a-Story (for children 2+) by calling 612-543-6830. The story will be updated weekly. And at the end of the story you can leave a message for us and we’ll get back to you!
“Dial-A-Chapter” is for kids ages 7+ and is also available online. Click here to listen to Librarian Libby read from a classic chapter book. You can also dial 612-543-6828 to listen. A new chapter will be available every Tuesday and Friday.
Reading Lists for Students in 3rd – 12th grade
Looking for a new book to read? Jessica and Libby of the Linden Hills Library are ready to help! Fill out this form with as much detail as you can, and we will email you (in 3-5 days) a list of 4-5 books you might enjoy. https://tinyurl.com/LHLibraryReadingRecs
Virtual Summer Reading Programs
Award winner & perennial favorite, Master Magician BRODINI is back for HCL’s Summer Reading Program! Watch his amazing Magic Show!
Storytime with Hennipin County Libraries
Storytime is a favorite amongst our littlest patrons. And although the buildings are closed we’re still offering baby & family virtual storytimes! And they include SPECIAL storytimes: a Juneteenth Storytime, weekly Pride Storytimes throughout June (don’t miss our Librarian Jessica’s Pride Storytime), and a recent favorite, Dante’s Storytime.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
The youngest library patrons always enjoy the scavenger hunts at the library, and while we’re closed Ms Jessica has created a scavenger hunt with images from “downtown” Linden Hills. Enjoy!
Tutorial: Online Resources for Kids
LHiNC invited LH Librarian Jessica to provide a tour of online resources that are available to children, parents, and caregivers from Hennepin County Library’s web site hclib.org. Also, learn about Linden Hills Library’s new Dial-a-Story.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is temporarily available via the Hennepin County Library’s website. It provides access to census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, and military records, and more.
If you have questions, Linden Hills Library staff are available for genealogy reference. Please call 612-543-6836, leave a message, and someone will call you back. You can also watch this Ancestry Library Edition tutorial on YouTube.