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KidLinks Grades K - 6
KidLinks logo Discover useful tips about library resources through the librarians' blog on KidLinks. Each week a new post features recommended websites, book lists, and library programs. Subscribe to the blog RSS Feed to get the newest updates.
Books Reading BOOKS & READING
Help your students gain a better understanding of our recent elections with the books on the Election Time and President Obama book lists.

Do you have students with family members who are in the military? Books on our Helping Kids Cope: Military Families list can start conversations, encourage empathy, and let kids know they are not alone.
November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and you can find a wealth of classroom resources at Colorín Colorado. Encourage your students to visit the KidLinks History subject guide for resources to help them with assignments on seasonal topics including Native Americans and Thanksgiving.

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

TeenLinks Grades 6 - 12
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    Minnesota's Metro Regional Events begin as early as March 2, with the last one taking place on March 23. Who will go on to the State History Day contest on May 4? Will anyone go on to the National History Day contest from June 9-13 in Washington, D.C.? Spectators are welcome at all events.

    Sign up to be a History Day judge and you'll help young people develop their leadership and educational skills. "History Day judges review entries in their preferred category, give students feedback and select which projects advance from the regional to the state and national events. The time commitment can be as little as one five-hour event or extend to multiple competitions in different venues; you can even judge websites and papers at home."

    Explore this year's History Day theme Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events in Do Your Homework: History Day Projects subject guide. Find links to project instructions, primary source resources, websites vetted by HCL librarians, and databases purchased by Hennepin County Library. Online resources are available 24/7!

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

    Social Media Channels: TWITTER
    Follow the library on Twitter to receive information on library programs and services, breaking news on library access and cultural and community highlights through links and comments. A powerful way to use Twitter is to follow conversations happening online, grouped together with hashtags. Use Twitter search and you don't even need a Twitter account to read education-related hashtags.

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    November 2012
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