Updated January 2021
To show their support for the community, the Linden Hills Library has put together several fun activities and resources for all ages:
Kids Dial-A-Story – Are the kids missing storytime with Jessica? WE MISS YOU, TOO! Each week Jessica reads a new story for the younger crowd at Dial-A-Story, 612-630-6830. Leave us a message, we love to hear from you!
NEW! Adult Dial-A-Story Check out a different story with our recorded Adult Read Aloud Dial-a-Story beginning January 13, with a new story weekly at 612-543-8851.
- January 20-26: Jessica has recorded “A Painted Smile” by William Kent Krueger. Sherlock Holmes and William Kent Krueger fans will love this story! (no registration necessary; just call!).
- February 3: we’ll meet for a live event over the phone! Jessica will read an essay from Kao Kalia Yang’s Somewhere in an Unknown World. Register for the live event here: Adult Read Aloud Stories | Events | Hennepin County Library (bibliocommons.com)
Join Linden Hills Library Virtual Book Club! Linden Hills Library’s Adult Book Club meets virtually on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- February 16 – Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
- March 16– The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson
- April 20 – Radium Girls by Kate Moore
If you’d like to be a part of the Virtual Linden Hills Book Club, please email Jessica Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. The titles are available in a variety of formats.
Online Tour for Homework Support – For students in grades K – 12 and their families. Offered Mondays – Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. beginning January 19. Learn how to use a free online tutoring service called HelpNow. Ask for ideas from our knowledgeable staff. Register online here at hclib.org. Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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
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!
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.