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

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Don't forget to stop by the library this Thursday for our last Summer Reading Program event! Come touch a truck, get your face painted, and meet Lake Agassiz Regional Library's mascot, Booker the Owl! 1-3 pm in the library parking lot.
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Dont forget to stop by the library this Thursday for our last Summer Reading Program event! Come touch a truck, get your face painted, and meet Lake Agassiz Regional Librarys mascot, Booker the Owl! 1-3 pm in the library parking lot.

Come to the library today to spread some kindness. We'll be kind-bombing the library at 2 pm. Free event for children! ... See MoreSee Less

Watch for the Annual Becker County Friends of the Library Book Sale coming Tuesday, August 8th from 9am to 3pm. Great bargains on books for all ages, DVDs, music CDs and some misc. items.
If you wish to donate items for this sale please be sure that they are in good condition - not moldy, mildewy or smoke smelling. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers' Digest Condensed books or National Geographic magazines. If you have any questions about items you wish to donate, please call us at 218-847-2168.
See you at the Sale!
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Watch for the Annual Becker County Friends of the Library Book Sale coming Tuesday, August 8th from 9am to 3pm.  Great bargains on books for all ages, DVDs, music CDs and some misc. items.
If you wish to donate items for this sale please be sure that they are in good condition - not moldy, mildewy or smoke smelling.  We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed books or National Geographic magazines.  If you have any questions about items you wish to donate, please call us at 218-847-2168.  
See you at the Sale!

Book Discussion Group today at 3pm. Join the discussion of "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney - a love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur as seen through the eyes of a remarkable woman. ... See MoreSee Less

Book Discussion Group today at 3pm.  Join the discussion of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney - a love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur as seen through the eyes of a remarkable woman.

What does an engineer do? Come to the library today to find out! We'll have Tom Trowbridge, Moorhead Assistant City Engineer talk to us about different types of engineering! Free ages 5 and up. ... See MoreSee Less

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, July 18th at 3pm. This month's featured selection is "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney. This book paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.
Even if you haven't read the book you are welcome to attend this group to share your thoughts with your fellow bibliophiles!
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Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, July 18th at 3pm.  This months featured selection is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney.  This book paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.
Even if you havent read the book you are welcome to attend this group to share your thoughts with your fellow bibliophiles!

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This is a great program for getting kids interested in STEM activities. Kids will have fun, be creative and in a sneaky way, learn something!
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Are your kids interested in coding? Want to find out more about it? The library is having a 4 part coding class for kids ages 11-14 starting August 9th. Registration is required, so sign up at the library! Limit 8 kids.

This is a great program for getting kids interested in STEM activities. Kids will have fun, be creative and in a sneaky way, learn something!

Are your kids interested in coding? Want to find out more about it? The library is having a 4 part coding class for kids ages 11-14 starting August 9th. Registration is required, so sign up at the library! Limit 8 kids. ... See MoreSee Less

Are your kids interested in coding? Want to find out more about it? The library is having a 4 part coding class for kids ages 11-14 starting August 9th. Registration is required, so sign up at the library! Limit 8 kids.

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Curious about coding? Kids ages 11-14 have the opportunity to learn about coding through games and activities. This is a four session class, with classes on August 9th, 11th, 14th, and 16th at 3 pm. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. LIMIT 8 KIDS. This is a free class. Please call or stop in the library to sign up your child, space is limited.
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Beep Boop Beep! Come to the library today to build a robot out of recycled materials for the Summer Reading Program! 2 pm free program ages 4 and up. ... See MoreSee Less

The Library is closed today in honor of Independence Day. We will reopen at 10am tomorrow. Enjoy this day as we celebrate America's birthday! ... See MoreSee Less

The Library is closed today in honor of Independence Day.  We will reopen at 10am tomorrow.  Enjoy this day as we celebrate Americas birthday!

Sing-along with Larry
We have a lot of fun at the Summer Reading Program!
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Detroit Lakes Public Library added 40 new photos to the album: SRP Kickoff - Lego Party! ... See MoreSee Less

Detroit Lakes Public Library added 16 new photos to the album: Sing-along with Larry Swenson. ... See MoreSee Less

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Detroit Lakes Public Library added 8 new photos to the album: Grow a Greener World — at Detroit Lakes Public Library.

SRP grow a greener world with Leigh Edwards from the Becker County Extension Office!
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SRP grow a greener world with Leigh Edwards from the Becker County Extension Office!

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Leigh NelsonThanks for having me! What a fun, energetic crew 🙂

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Detroit Lakes Public Library added 5 new photos to the album: Professor Marvel's DIY Magic Show — at Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Photos from the Summer Reading Program June 22nd!
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Photos from the Summer Reading Program June 22nd!

The Library will be closed tomorrow, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 10am.
We are open our regular business hours today - 10am to 9pm.
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The Library will be closed tomorrow, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 10am.
We are open our regular business hours today - 10am to 9pm.

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 10am. We will also be open our regular hours Monday, July 3rd - 10am - 9pm. ... See MoreSee Less

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 10am.  We will also be open our regular hours Monday, July 3rd - 10am - 9pm.

Detroit Lakes Public Library added 22 new photos to the album: Edible Architecture Creations — at Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Here are some of the amazing things the kids made at SRP on June 29th!
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Here are some of the amazing things the kids made at SRP on June 29th!

Come to the Summer Reading Program event today at 2 to build "Edible Architecture!" We'll be creating building and monuments out of food for you to eat! Ages 4 and up. Free! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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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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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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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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