HPMS Library Newsletter

February 2018

Book Reviews in Destiny

From now until May, we are working on student book reviews. For each book that you read and review, you are allowed to choose a new book to add to your school library. For every 50 books reviewed by your school, money is available to purchase makerspace materials for your school library. This is a great opportunity for students to have a voice in what books get added to the library. See your school librarian to add a review to the Destiny catalogue.

Book reviews should include:

  • the author and title of the book
  • a rating based on 5 stars
  • a brief synopsis giving just enough information to pique a student’s curiosity and interest them in reading the book, but not enough information to spoil the story.

Culture Grams

Search concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content about world countries, US States, and Canadian Provinces.

  • High-quality digital content from primary and secondary sources

  • Printable PDF files for all articles

  • Narrated articles

  • 2 levels: World edition (Grades 9-12)

Kids Edition (Grades K-8)

Learn more...

Things to Do Together

DIY Outside: Cardboard Sleds

Mental Floss created a quick video tutorial on making a sled with cardboard and duct tape. Grab your scissors, an old box, and some tape!


DIY Inside: Pop-up Valentine's Day Cards

Make cards for friends and family letting the know how important they are to you.

Inspiration! & Tutorials

90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 3-4:30pm

Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Minneapolis, MN

Make your FREE reservation for the MINNEAPOLIS screening of this year's 90-Second Newbery! The screening is hosted by children's authors James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and Pete Hautman (Godless, The Flinkwater Factor).

Tickets are free! However, we recommend reserving your seat in advance to ensure admittance. This thing sells out every year!

Learn more and register...

Love Local: MCBA Open House

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 10am-2pm

1011 South Washington Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

Come in from the February cold and get smitten with book arts! Join us for a free all-ages open house featuring hands-on activities, an art sale by MCBA's Artist Co-op, and sweet refreshments

Artists will host Valentines-themed activities that include letterpress printed postcards, handmade heart-shaped paper, pop-up cards, and more!

Learn more...

Parent University

Popular App Guide for Parents and Teachers

Smart Social "offers practical tips to protect your student today and allow them to shine online tomorrow." Learn about good and bad social media apps for teens and students. See the list...

Public Viewing: Screenager

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 6:30pm

2501 Minnesota 100

Saint Louis Park, MN

Check it Out @ Saint Paul Public Library

Homework Help

Homework Help Centers

Arlington Hills: M-T-W-TH 4pm-7pm

Dayton’s Bluff: M-T-W 4pm-7pm

Rice Street: M-T-W 4pm-7pm + Sunday 1pm-4pm

Riverview: M-T-W 4pm-7pm

Rondo: M-T-W-TH 4pm-7pm

Sun Ray: M-T-W-Th 4pm-7pm + Sunday 1pm-4pm

BrainFuse Homework Help (online)

Free homework help, including live online help from expert tutors.

Watch Award Winning Movies with Your LibraryGo Card

These award winning movies can be found in Library Go. Try one this month and recommend it to someone you know.

Freegal: Download Free Music with LibraryGo

Students can download up to 5 MP3 music tracks from the Sony Music catalog per week using the Freegal app. Tracks are DRM-free and yours to keep. Learn more...

Note: Freegal cannot be added to SPPS iPads. Students will have to use a personal device.

Learn mor about Freegal on iTunes and Google Play.

New Releases This Month