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Summer Reading Festival: A celebration of fun, literacy, and community collaboration

One local librarian helped launch the first ever St. Louis Park Summer Reading Festival: a week filled with fun activities, free events, and books galore. Read how community partners in St. Louis Park came together to organize a week of engaging festivities in response to the early literacy crisis…and how Friends like you helped make it a success!

Summer fun!
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What’s the scoop on Story Strolls?

If you’re an avid walker or the occasional rambler of local parks in the metro area, you may have stumbled upon a sign featuring a page from a children’s book. Wondering what it’s all about? Learn about Hennepin County Library Story Strolls and the library’s vision of spreading the joy of reading in neighborhoods across the county.

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Connect with Your Library!

A library card is a gateway to resources, opportunities, support—and now you can access it all in style with the library’s brand-new card designs!

Library Love
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The results of our 2022 Reading Survey are in!

We can confirm for yet another year that our book-loving Friends have excellent taste in books and book-inspired movies. See the most enjoyed books of 2021, what Friends look forward to reading more of this year, tips on making more time for reading in your life, and more!

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Discover the Treasures of Special Collections

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The secret reading lives of local authors revealed!

In the newest Off the Shelf interview, poet torrin greathouse talks about pushing poetic forms, making space for the stories of trans women, and what book saved their life. Read their full interview and then explore the reading lives of the rest of our Off the Shelf authors!

Read the interviews!
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Get to know Mohammed Lawal

Learn what role does the library play in the life of Mohammed Lawal, the CEO & Principal Architect of Lawal Scott Erickson Architects, Inc. and FHCL board member. 

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