Detroit Lakes Public Library

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HOURS
Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

ADDRESS
1000 Washington Ave.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

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

January Library Club meets Tuesday, January 23rd at 2pm. The featured presenter is Cheryl Mollberg who will be doing book reviews. Scheduled entertainment is piano music by Phletus Williams. Come hear about some new books, listen to lively music and enjoy good conversation with fellow library supporters. All are welcome to attend! ... See MoreSee Less

January Library Club meets Tuesday, January 23rd at 2pm.  The featured presenter is Cheryl Mollberg who will be doing book reviews.   Scheduled entertainment is piano music by Phletus Williams.  Come hear about some new books, listen to lively music and enjoy good conversation with fellow library supporters.  All are welcome to attend!

Kids! Join us tomorrow for our Weird But True Fest-- we will have trivia for a chance to win prizes, and you will make your own Weird But True book.
Weird But True Fest is happening tomorrow, Thursday, January 18th, from 4-5 PM here at the library. We hope we see you there!
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Kids!  Join us tomorrow for our Weird But True Fest-- we will have trivia for a chance to win prizes, and you will make your own Weird But True book.  
Weird But True Fest is happening tomorrow, Thursday, January 18th, from 4-5 PM here at the library. We hope we see you there!

Weird But True Fact: Ants can carry 50 times their body weight; that's like a kid carrying a car!

Maybe your kid can't carry a car, but do they love weird facts? Bring them down to the library on Thursday, January 18th from 4-5 PM for our Weird But True Fest! We will have trivia and kids will make their own Weird But True book.
No cost & no registration necessary; just a curious kid!
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Weird But True Fact: Ants can carry 50 times their body weight; thats like a kid carrying a car!

Maybe your kid cant carry a car, but do they love weird facts?  Bring them down to the library on Thursday, January 18th from 4-5 PM for our Weird But True Fest! We will have trivia and kids will make their own Weird But True book.  
No cost & no registration necessary; just a curious kid!

Book Discussion Group meets tomorrow at 3pm. Join fellow book lovers in discussing Jo Baker's "Longbourn" - A story whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. All are welcome to attend this group - even if you haven't read the book! ... See MoreSee Less

Book Discussion Group meets tomorrow at 3pm.  Join fellow book lovers in discussing Jo Bakers Longbourn - A story whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice.  All are welcome to attend this group - even if you havent read the book!

The Library is closed today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume our regular business hours tomorrow at 9am. Remember our digital library is available 24/7 to meet your reading needs. Enjoy the holiday! ... See MoreSee Less

The Library is closed today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We will resume our regular business hours tomorrow at 9am.  Remember our digital library is available 24/7 to meet your reading needs.  Enjoy the holiday!

Weird but true fact: Snails smell with their lips!
Want more?
Kids grade K-5 are invited to join us next Thursday, January 18th at 4 PM for our Weird But True Fest. There will be trivia and a chance to make your own Weird But True book. Don't miss it!
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Weird but true fact: Snails smell with their lips! 
Want more?
Kids grade K-5 are invited to join us next Thursday, January 18th at 4 PM for our Weird But True Fest.  There will be trivia and a chance to make your own Weird But True book.  Dont miss it!

Save the date! Minnesota native and Polar Explore Ann Bancroft will be speaking at the Holmes Theater on Monday, February 12th at 7pm. This event will be free and open to all.
It is being brought to you by the Detroit Lakes Public Library, a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Hope to see you there!
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Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, January 16th at 3pm. This month's featured selection is "Longbourn" by Jo Baker. Come share your thoughts on this book and enjoy some lively conversation with fellow book lovers. All are welcome to attend - even if you haven't read the book! ... See MoreSee Less

Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, January 16th at 3pm.  This months featured selection is Longbourn by Jo Baker.  Come share your thoughts on this book and enjoy some lively conversation with fellow book lovers.  All are welcome to attend - even if you havent read the book!

Did you know know that some turtles glow in the dark?
Weird, but true!
If you've got kids who love learning new and strange facts, we invite them to join us next Thursday for our Weird But True Fest! Kids grade K-5 will start the afternoon with a game of Weird But True trivia, then will have a chance to make their own Weird But True book.
Let's celebrate the wacky facts that make us stop and say what?!!
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Did you know know that some turtles glow in the dark?  
Weird, but true! 
If youve got kids who love learning new and strange facts, we invite them to join us next Thursday for our Weird But True Fest!  Kids grade K-5 will start the afternoon with a game of Weird But True trivia, then will have a chance to make their own Weird But True book. 
Lets celebrate the wacky facts that make us stop and say what?!!

It may be cold outside but we have a lot of great things happening at the library. Check out our Book Blizzard promotion. Read books or complete reading challenges to win prizes! Entry forms are available online at larl.org and at your local library. ... See MoreSee Less

It may be cold outside but we have a lot of great things happening at the library.  Check out our Book Blizzard promotion. Read books or complete reading challenges to win prizes!  Entry forms are available online at larl.org and at your local library.

Detroit Lakes Public Library added 2 new photos.

The Library will be closed Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, January 16th. Still need something to read? Our ebook library is available 24/7.
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The Library will be closed Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, January 16th.  Still need something to read?  Our ebook library is available 24/7.

Detroit Lakes Public Library added an event.

Beginning Genealogy Class is coming up on Monday, January 29 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Want to research your family history and aren't sure where to start? Let us help! Come to this Beginning Genealogy class. Call the library at 218-847-2168 to get your name on the list.
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Kids grades K-5 are invited to join us Thursday, January 18th at 4 PM for our Weird But True Fest! We'll be celebrating the strange facts that make us stop and think- and laugh. There will be trivia and a chance to make your own Weird But True book. No registration necessary, just a love of strange facts! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids grades K-5 are invited to join us Thursday, January 18th at 4 PM for our Weird But True Fest!  Well be celebrating the strange facts that make us stop and think- and laugh.  There will be trivia and a chance to make your own Weird But True book.  No registration necessary, just a love of strange facts!

Detroit Lakes Public Library added 3 new photos.

Be sure to check out polarfestdl.com to find out about some great upcoming events including the Library's "Blind Date with a Book" (Feb. 1-21) and an evening presentation(Feb. 12) by polar explorer and Minnesota native, Ann Bancroft. Best of all, both events are free!
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Be sure to check out polarfestdl.com to find out about some great upcoming events including the Librarys Blind Date with a Book (Feb. 1-21) and an evening presentation(Feb. 12) by polar explorer and Minnesota native, Ann Bancroft.  Best of all, both events are free!

Library closed today in honor of New Year's Day. Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday! We will reopen tomorrow at 9am. Happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less

Library closed today in honor of New Years Day.  Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday!   We will reopen tomorrow at 9am.  Happy New Year!

We will be closed Monday, January 1st in celebration of New Year's Day. Still need something to read? Check out our downloadable books which are available 24/7.
The Library will open again on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9am.
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We will be closed Monday, January 1st in celebration of New Years Day.  Still need something to read?  Check out our downloadable books which are available 24/7.
The Library will open again on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9am.

Mark your calendar! Minnesota native and Polar Explore Ann Bancroft will be speaking at the Holmes Theater on Monday, February 12th at 7pm. This event will be free and open to all.
It is being brought to you by the Detroit Lakes Public Library, a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Hope to see you there!
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Mark your calendar!  Minnesota native and Polar Explore Ann Bancroft will be speaking at the Holmes Theater on Monday, February 12th at 7pm.  This event will be free and open to all.
It is being brought to you by the Detroit Lakes Public Library, a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Hope to see you there!

Closed today in Celebration of Christmas. Wishing you all a joyful, happy day!
We will reopen tomorrow at 9am and resume our regular business hours the rest of the week.
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Closed today in Celebration of Christmas.  Wishing you all a joyful, happy day!
We will reopen tomorrow at 9am and resume our regular business hours the rest of the week.

Library will be closed Monday, December 25th in celebration of Christmas. As always, our ebook library is available 24/7 to meet your reading needs. We will reopen Tuesday, December 26th at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less

Library will be closed Monday, December 25th in celebration of Christmas.  As always, our ebook library is available 24/7 to meet your reading needs.  We will reopen Tuesday, December 26th at 9am.

There's a Pajama Party happening this afternoon from 4-5 PM at the library, and all kids grades K-5 are invited! Come in your PJs and make your own hot cocoa at the hot cocoa buffet, make wintery slime, and watch a movie. No cost or registration required. See you this afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less

Theres a Pajama Party happening this afternoon from 4-5 PM at the library, and all kids grades K-5 are invited!  Come in your PJs and make your own hot cocoa at the hot cocoa buffet, make wintery slime, and watch a movie.  No cost or registration required. See you this afternoon!

Kids! Join us tomorrow for our Pajama Party! Come to the library in your PJs and have hot cocoa from our hot cocoa buffet, make winter slime, and watch a wintery movie. Tomorrow at the library from 4-5 PM. We hope to see you here! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids!  Join us tomorrow for our Pajama Party!  Come to the library in your PJs and have hot cocoa from our hot cocoa buffet, make winter slime, and watch a wintery movie.  Tomorrow at the library from 4-5 PM.  We hope to see you here!

At our Holiday Open House this afternoon, several people asked for the recipe for the apricot-glazed cookies. Here it is. These cookies were a crowd favorite today. ... See MoreSee Less

At our Holiday Open House this afternoon, several people asked for the recipe for the apricot-glazed cookies. Here it is. These cookies were a crowd favorite today.

We will be making Winter Slime next week at our Pajama Party! Kids grades K-5 are invited to put on their pajamas and come to the library next Thursday, December 14th at 4 PM. They can make some slime to take home, enjoy a delicious treat from our hot cocoa buffet, and watch a winter-themed movie.

Thursday, December 14th from 4-5 PM: Kids Pajama Party!
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We will be making Winter Slime next week at our Pajama Party!  Kids grades K-5 are invited to put on their pajamas and come to the library next Thursday, December 14th at 4 PM.  They can make some slime to take home, enjoy a delicious treat from our hot cocoa buffet, and watch a winter-themed movie. 

Thursday, December 14th from 4-5 PM: Kids Pajama Party!

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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