Detroit Lakes Public Library

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HOURS
Mon: 10am to 9pm
Tue: 10am to 9pm
Wed: 10am to 9pm
Thu: 10am to 6pm
Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat: 10am to 4pm
Sun: Closed

ADDRESS
1000 Washington Ave.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

CONTACT
Phone: 218-847-2168
Fax: 218-847-2160
detroit@larl.org

Professor Marvel's DIY Magic Show today at 2 pm! Free event made possible by the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund! ... See MoreSee Less

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Acoustic musicians Pamela Longtine and Dick Kimmel bring us some fiddle fun with songs, stories and interactive activities. Program is geared towards ages 4-8 though fun for all ages!
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Passing Down the Tradition-Kids Event

Aug 16, 2:00pm

Detroit Lakes Public Library

Acoustic musicians Pamela Longtine and Dick Kimmel bring us some fiddle fun with songs, stories and interactive activities. Program is geared towards ages 4-8 though fun for all ages!

Passing Down the Tradition-Kids Event

Detroit Lakes Public Library added an event.

Kids will get an opportunity to build a better world by leaving notes of kindess around the library. Ages 4 and up.
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Kids Kind-Bomb the Library

Jul 20, 2:00pm

Detroit Lakes Public Library

Kids will get an opportunity to build a better world by leaving notes of kindess around the library. Ages 4 and up.

Kids Kind-Bomb the Library

Detroit Lakes Public Library added an event.

Tom Trowbridge, Assistant City Engineer from Moorhead will be talking to us about different kinds of engineering and what being an engineer is all about! This is a children's event.
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What Does an Engineer Do?

Jul 13, 2:00pm

Detroit Lakes Public Library

Tom Trowbridge, Assistant City Engineer from Moorhead will be talking to us about different kinds of engineering and what being an engineer is all about! This is a children's event.

What Does an Engineer Do?

Detroit Lakes Public Library added an event.

Come to the ilbrary to build a robot from recycled materials! Ages 4 and up.
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Recycled Robots

Jul 6, 2:00pm

Detroit Lakes Public Library

Come to the ilbrary to build a robot from recycled materials! Ages 4 and up.

Recycled Robots

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We're going to be practicing our engineering skils by replicating buildings with food! You can even take your treat home. For kids ages 4 and up.
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Edible Architecture

Jun 29, 2:00pm

Detroit Lakes Public Library

We're going to be practicing our engineering skils by replicating buildings with food! You can even take your treat home. For kids ages 4 and up.

Edible Architecture

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An interactive playscape where imaginations can be inspired. Kids will discover that through reading anything is possible!
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Professor Marvel's DIY Magic Show

Jun 22, 2:00pm

Detroit Lakes Public Library

An interactive playscape where imaginations can be inspired. Kids will discover that through reading anything is possible!

Professor Marvels DIY Magic Show

Book Discussion Group - Today at 3pm
Join us as we discuss "Hillbilly Elegy" by J. D. Vance. This is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. It offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.
Open to all, even if you haven't read the book!
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Book Discussion Group - Today at 3pm
Join us as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.  This is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town.  It offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Americas white working class.
Open to all, even if you havent read the book!

Grow a greener world with us at our Summer Reading Program event today! Come at 2 pm to plant a flower and learn about gardening. ... See MoreSee Less

Grow a greener world with us at our Summer Reading Program event today! Come at 2 pm to plant a flower and learn about gardening.

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, June 20th at 3pm
Join us as we discuss "Hillbilly Elegy" by J. D. Vance. This is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. It offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.
Open to all, even if you haven't read the book!
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Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, June 20th at 3pm
Join us as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.  This is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town.  It offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Americas white working class.
Open to all, even if you havent read the book!

Summer Reading Program event today at 2 pm! Join us for a sing-along with Larry Swenson! Free for all ages. ... See MoreSee Less

We Offer One-on-One Help
Detroit Lakes Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics:
• Download library eBooks and audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device
• Use an iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone
• Use a computer, laptop or the internet
• Set-up an email or other account
• Address other specific questions
We offer regularly scheduled hour long appointments with library staff.
Summer schedule beginning June 2017:
• Mondays 1:00-4:30pm
• Tuesdays 1:00-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Additional times may be scheduled upon request.
To schedule an appointment, call 218-847-2168 and ask for Danell.
Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment:
• One-on-ones are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
• Library staff is not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
All Library classes and events are free and open to the public.
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We Offer One-on-One Help
Detroit Lakes Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics:
• Download library eBooks and audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device
• Use an iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone
• Use a computer, laptop or the internet
• Set-up an email or other account
• Address other specific questions
We offer regularly scheduled hour long appointments with library staff.
Summer schedule beginning June 2017:
• Mondays 1:00-4:30pm
• Tuesdays 1:00-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Additional times may be scheduled upon request.
To schedule an appointment, call 218-847-2168 and ask for Danell.
Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment:
• One-on-ones are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
• Library staff is not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
All Library classes and events are free and open to the public.

Community Conversations Tonight at 6:30pm at the Detroit Lakes Public Library!
We want to hear from our customers! We will be conducting a series of community conversations throughout the summer as a part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making LARL as valuable as possible to all residents in the seven county service area.
Topics of discussion will include how to enhance services over the next three years, in addition to discussion about hours of operation, programs, materials and more.
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Community Conversations Tonight at 6:30pm at the Detroit Lakes Public Library!
We want to hear from our customers! We will be conducting a series of community conversations throughout the summer as a part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making LARL as valuable as possible to all residents in the seven county service area.
Topics of discussion will include how to enhance services over the next three years, in addition to discussion about hours of operation, programs, materials and more.

Community Conversations at the Library Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30pm
To help us plan for the future you are invited to join us for a conversation about how we can better serve the Detroit Lakes community. Discussion will focus on programs, services and more. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.
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Community Conversations at the Library Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30pm
To help us plan for the future you are invited to join us for a conversation about how we can better serve the Detroit Lakes community.  Discussion will focus on programs, services and more.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to attend.

In honor of the upcoming Captain Underpants movie, we'll be reading all about underwear at Storytime on Thursday! Get ready to get silly! ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of the upcoming Captain Underpants movie, well be reading all about underwear at Storytime on Thursday! Get ready to get silly!

Summer Reading Program starts TODAY! 2 pm program FREE for ages 4 and up. An hour of building and games with Legos! ... See MoreSee Less

Summer Reading Program starts TODAY! 2 pm program FREE for ages 4 and up. An hour of building and games with Legos!

Parents! Prevent summer reading loss in your children by having them participate in the Summer Reading Program! Its free, they win prizes, and its easy! Stop by the library to get a reading log starting June 1st through August! ... See MoreSee Less

Parents! Prevent summer reading loss in your children by having them participate in the Summer Reading Program! Its free, they win prizes, and its easy! Stop by the library to get a reading log starting June 1st through August!

Detroit Lakes Public Library shared Assured Nursing, Inc.'s Remembering Military Nurses.

Assured Nursing, Inc.
One of the most important programs we've had at the library in the past few years was presented by several Minnesota nurses who served in Viet Nam and whose stories were told in the book " Sisterhood of War". It was hard to listen to on a lot of levels, but was a real service to vets who attended and who had never been publicly acknowledged and thanked for their sacrifices.
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With Memorial Day coming up we honor the sacrifices made by our Military Nurses! Like us for more videos---> Assured Nursing, Inc.

Summer Reading Program starts June 1st! Come to the library and grab a reading log to keep track of your reading this summer and win prizes! Logs available for pre-readers, youth, and teen. Events every Thursday at 2 pm! ... See MoreSee Less

Closed today in observance of Memorial Day! We will be open our regular hours tomorrow beginning at 10am. Remember those who served and enjoy your day! ... See MoreSee Less

Closed today in observance of Memorial Day!  We will  be open our regular hours tomorrow beginning at 10am.  Remember those who served and enjoy your day!

We will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. We will open again at 10am Tuesday. As always, our ebooks are available 24/7. Enjoy your holiday! ... See MoreSee Less

We will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will open again at 10am Tuesday.  As always, our ebooks are available 24/7.  Enjoy your holiday!

Whoooo's going to be the first to finish the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Detroit Lakes? Don't forget to turn in your reading logs! ... See MoreSee Less

Whoooos going to be the first to finish the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Detroit Lakes? Dont forget to turn in your reading logs!

We had a record breaking 14 people at Baby Bounce this morning! Thanks to the mommies, daddies, grandparents, and babies that make Baby Bounce so special! Stop by June 8th for our next session at 10:30, we'll be reading books, bouncing, singing, and of course playing with bubbles and toys! ... See MoreSee Less

Baby Bounce Today! Come on over at 10:30 am to sing, read, rhyme, and play! 0-18 months. ... See MoreSee Less

Baby Bounce Today! Come on over at 10:30 am to sing, read, rhyme, and play! 0-18 months.

Join the Friends of the Library and the Library Club

Library friends provide invaluable support to LARL and community libraries. Whether called Friends of the Library, Library Club, Junior Friends, etc., these nonprofit organizations sponsor programs and special events.

Becker County Friends of the Library

No Regular Meetings

Sally Oja – Secretary
Sharon Sinclair – Treasurer
Mary Stein Husband – President

Detroit Lakes Library Club

Meets the fourth Tuesday of August, September, October, January, February, March and April

Cathy Fritz – President
Shirley Fihn – Vice President
Terry Kalil – Secretary
Shirley Sinclair – Treasurer

Meet the Library Board

Detroit Lakes
Meets first Thursday of Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov. at 4:30 p.m.
John Wood (President)
Open (City Representative)
Marney Dreyer (Secretary)
Linda Schell
Cindy Fritz
Holly Heisserer
Rick Kittelson
Mike Stearns