The Linden Hills Library wants you to know that the library is still here for you. To show their support for the community, the library has put together several fun activities and resources for all ages:
Dial-a-Story and Dial-a-Chapter – NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Click here for the latest storytime with Ms. Jessica! 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.
Summer 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
Tuesday Quarantine Trivia! ALL AGES
Tuesday, July 28, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (fourth Tuesday of every month)
Join your neighbors and the library staff for virtual trivia… JUST FOR FUN! We want to connect, chat, and have a low stress/high fun afternoon. We use Microsoft Teams: you can connect online or just dial in. Bring along your “quarin-team,” i.e., those people you share your world with! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send out an invite so you can connect.
Creative Writing Programs for Adults
Hennepin County Library is offering various Creative Writing Programs for adults, virtually. Topics include: Intro to Screenwriting, Creative Writing Sampler (Jessica’s co-moderating this one!), Self-Publishing for Beginners, and Working with Literary Agents. All of these and more are available at the library’s event page.
Linden Hills Library’s Adult Book Club
Linden Hills Library’s Adult Book Club continues to meet virtually on the third Tuesday of each month. On July 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., we will be discussing How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Unlimited digital copies are available (NO HOLDS) at hclib.org. The next meeting will be August 18th; the title will be selected at the July 21st meeting.
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.