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   • KidLinks Grades K - 6
   • TeenLinks Grades 6 - 12
   • HCL & Social Media

KidLinks Grades K - 6
KidLinks logo Welcome to our KidLinks school partners KIPP Stand Academy, Cornelia Elementary, and Alice Smith Elementary. Would you like your school to be featured on KidLinks? Then become a KidLinks school partner! During the school year, I visit classrooms at our partner schools and those students pick their favorite books and authors to be featured on KidLinks. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the favorite books of fifth and sixth grade students at KIPP. What book would your students choose? If you would like me to visit your school so your students can learn more about KidLinks, Hennepin County Library, and resources that can help them with homework, please e-mail Amy today!
Books Reading BOOKS & READING
Are you looking for a great book to read aloud to your class? Or perhaps a volunteer is looking for a one-session picture book to read aloud. Our librarians have compiled fantastic suggestions. Each book links to the catalog so you can easily request it.

Support your students dealing with the difficult issue of bullying with the books on our Helping Kids Cope: Bullying book list. These books can start conversations, encourage empathy, and let kids know they are not alone.
Did you know that students can receive free tutoring at 11 Hennepin County libraries? Homework Hub provides one-on-one tutoring to K-12 students. And even if students can’t attend Homework Hub, KidLinks still has them covered. Homework Rescue provides free online tutoring from 1:00pm to 11:00pm as well as many other homework resources. Students need a library card to use Homework Rescue or access library databases from computers outside library buildings. Students can apply online. No parent signature is needed.

Questions about KidLinks? Please contact Amy Luedtke at 612.543.8529 or aluedtke@hclib.org.

TeenLinks Grades 6 - 12

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    While many teens are too young to vote during this election cycle, they can still be engaged with the political process. Our Elections & Politics subject guide can help teens inform themselves on the issues, fact check the claims of politicians, and become involved with political parties and organizations. Did you know that high school students 16-years old or older can be trainee election judges? It can be a great way to learn more about the electoral process. And when teens need a break from all the serious policy debates, there's our Satire sub-topic for politics served up with humor.

  • Teen Read Month

    Once again your library is offering fine waivers and free replacement library cards for teens grades 6 - 12 during the month of October to celebrate Teen Read Month. Waivers may be used to reduce up to $10 in fines but do not cover lost or damaged materials fees. Fill out this online waiver form or go to a community library near you to fill out a paper waiver and/or get a replacement library card. Also, be sure to visit your local library for great Teen Read Month special events, like building your own music player, mask making, attending an open mic poetry night, and more!

  • Questions about TeenLinks? Please contact Jody Wurl at 612.543.8521 or jwurl@hclib.org.

    Social Media Channels: VIMEO
    Vimeo is similar to YouTube except it is intended for use by nonprofits and artists and doesn't have all the ads. The Library Vimeo channel has just added videos about our Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library, including this brief introduction. We have albums of videos describing everything from the Library Collection to eBooks at the Library to how to use the catalog.

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    September 2012
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