K-12 Education Newsletter: Summer learning

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Hennepin County Library K-12 Education Newsletter

May 2024

Discover summer with the library

Learning for fun through the summer is important! There are many ways youth and their caregivers can participate in summer learning at Hennepin County Library. We have opportunities for youth on summer break, as well as those enrolled in summer school or other structured learning programs.

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To learn and have fun all summer long, youth can:

Check our summer learning page for a summary of summer learning options: www.hclib.org/summer.

Finding great books

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Encourage your students to keep reading over the summer months, a time when reading skills may decline. Reading for fun is one of the best ways to help youth develop a lifelong love of learning and reading. 

Ask us for reading suggestions by email. We can help find books to match the interests and abilities of any reader. We also have a variety of formats including eBooks, audiobooks, and graphic novels. We'll email you suggestions that may include authors, specific titles, or book lists.

Explore our book lists for teens and book lists for children, as well as our staff reviews for teens and children. We have suggested reading for fans of adventure, fantasy, funny stories, nonfiction, and more!


Practice reading skills this summer with Let's Read tutors

K-5 students can get free support in developing their reading skills at some library locations this summer. Students and trained volunteer tutors meet weekly one-on-one to work on grade level reading skills.

Let's Read is intended for students:

  • In grades K-5
  • Reading below grade level
  • Able to meet with their tutor every week on the same day and at the same time

Find more information and a list of Let's Read locations

Sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment only. To schedule a session, please speak with staff at any Let's Read location or email LetsRead@hclib.org.

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. 

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