K-12 Education Newsletter: Black History Month recommendations and American Library Association award winners

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Hennepin County Library K-12 Education Newsletter

February 2022

As Hennepin County Library continues to adapt its services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our Current service information page for details.

Black History Month resources and American Library Association award winners

Utilize library resources to support learning and celebration during Black History Month, and find award-winning titles available for checkout from the library. 

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month, or African American History Month, is celebrated nationally each year during February. It is a time to highlight the contributions and achievements of African American individuals and communities, as well as their struggles for freedom and equality in the United States.

Graphic saying Black History Honored Here

Library staff have curated several book lists for youth on the topic of Black history and culture:

Find more book lists and other resources, including databases, for Black History Month on our website.

Youth Media Awards announced

logo of the ALA Youth Media Awards

In January, the American Library Association announced the winners and honor selections of the 2022 Youth Media Awards. Find these winners in the Hennepin County Library's catalog:

In-person Homework Help resuming February 22

In-person tutoring will be available at 11 Hennepin County Library locations starting on February 22. The K-12 Homework Help program is a free in-person tutoring program. Trained tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students to support them in completing their assignments as they learn in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment. No advance sign-up needed. For a list of locations and times, see the tutors at the library schedule.

Get a library card

It’s free to get a Hennepin County Library card, and anyone who needs to replace a lost or stolen library card can do so without paying a fee. You can get a new or replacement card in-person at any open library location, or apply online for a library e-card to access the library's online resources, including eBooks and other downloads. Apply online for a library e-card.


Questions? Ask Us

You can Ask Us your questions via phone, email, text, or live chat with staff. Chat is available Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. 

Please see our Current service information page for information on in-person services.

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