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Media Center

Welcome to the Forest Hills Media Center!  Students visit us weekly with their class, as well as make trips individually to exchange books.  We have a collection of over 16,000 books available for students and staff.

Library Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact Nancy Merickel, 952-975-8682

Additional Links and Resources

Destiny Catalog

Universal Search

Books Lists and Resources



  • Gain access to fiction and nonfiction eBooks for young readers using your Hennepin County Library Card. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

Britannica Learning Zone

  • Interactive learning modules for pre-kindergarten through grade 2 includes drawing, reading, games, and geographical exploration

Britannica School Elementary

  • Encyclopedia content for elementary grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, animal kingdom, and geography explorer.

Britannica School Middle

  • Encyclopedia content for middle school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.


  • Gain access to concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world using your Hennepin County library card

Discovery Education

  • Engaging digital and interactive content and curriculum, including videos, games, assessments, and more.

Kids InfoBits

  • Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and newspapers written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.


  • Digital resource platform with ebooks, audiobooks, databases and more. Click here for a tutorial.

Points of View Reference Center

  • Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.

Science Reference Center

  • Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Student Research Center and Kids Search databases.


  • Animated storybooks and chapter books with highlighted text. Also includes nonfiction books and videos, puzzles and games. Some titles in Spanish and French.  All students can access this resource while in school, and at home through the MackinVia platform under the "Database" tab.


The library is always in need of volunteers to support the library staff.  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity.  We are happy to accommodate your schedule and skills! 

 For more information, questions, or to discuss a potential schedule, please contact Nancy Merickel