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Innovation and Inclusivity at Hennepin County Library

“There is a shift in the way people are thinking about the library,” Karina, CELS Community Liaison at Oxboro Library, tells us. “Before, it was a place they didn’t see themselves…a place that had never been for them. Now, there is so much excitement and so much interest about the library. It’s absolutely incredible!"

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Homework Help

Last fall, the library resumed in-person tutoring at 12 library locations. Homework Help, a free afterschool tutoring program, has long been a vital resource for families, serving more than 1,300 students annually before the pandemic.

Woman in wheelchair reading a book

Library Outreach - At Home Services

The livelihood and quality of life of so many patrons depend on At Home Services, a program that sends materials directly to those who are homebound. One patron shared, “If not for this amazing service, I'd be left adrift with no land in sight.” 

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