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We Want to Hear from YOU! LARL Seeks Community Input

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.

“Our goal is to discover the expectations of the people we serve,” said Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director. “We want to make sure the services we offer are meeting the needs of communities.”

People from the following communities are invited to attend meetings at their library:

  • Detroit Lakes on Wednesday, June 7
  • Moorhead on Wednesday, June 14
  • Hawley on Wednesday, June 21
  • Breckenridge on Tuesday, June 27
  • Bagley on Thursday, July 20
  • Crookston on Tuesday, August 8

Each meeting will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with light refreshments available.

Coming Soon: Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

Beginning June 1, adults are invited to track their summer reading for a chance to win prizes at the following LARL locations:

  • Crookston Public Library
  • Fosston Public Library
  • Hawley Public Library
  • Mahnomen Public Library
  • Moorhead Public Library

To participate, simply read at least four books, complete an entry form and turn it at a participating location.

Summer Reading is Here!

TRACK YOUR READING:
Kids and teens of all ages are invited to read to earn prizes this June, July and August. Participate by picking up a reading log at a library near you or print a reading log here. Use the logs to keep track of time spent reading and bring completed logs to a LARL location for a prize!

FREE EVENTS:
Don’t miss the fun at a library near you! Click here for a run-down of all the events offered.

LARL Announces Spring Book Sale

A large used book sale will be held in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., this month. Lake Agassiz Regional Library invites the public to browse its collection of used books and other items available for purchase.

Thousands of books will be for sale, including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. Additional items available for purchase including used library furniture, computer monitors and more.  A new selection of books will be added to the sale daily. Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars (computer equipment priced individually). Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

The book sale will be held Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Great News! We Have an App for That!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own library app! The LARL Mobile app works on any mobile and tablet device and provides access to all of our library’s resources. And the best part is … it’s FREE!

Now you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free right from your tablet or mobile phone. Click here to download the app now. Whether you have an Apple (iOS) device, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, our app will provide you 24/7 access to all of our digital resources, wherever you are.

  • Want access to Free eBooks and AudioBooks?
  • Want to search our catalog before you come down to the library?
  • Want to find the nearest branch library?
  • Have a question for a librarian?

All of this and more is available now through our LARL Mobile app.

DOWNLOAD LARL MOBILE NOW!

 

 

Coming Soon! LARL Mobile

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own library app next week! The LARL Mobile app works on any mobile and tablet device and provides access to all of our library’s resources. And the best part is … it’s FREE!

  • Want access to Free eBooks and AudioBooks?
  • Want to search our catalog before you come down to the library?
  • Want to find the nearest branch library?
  • Have a question for a librarian?

All of this and more will be available through our LARL Mobile app.

 

The Magic of Beauty and the Beast is Alive at the Detroit Lakes Library

Fans of Beauty and the Beast are invited to the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) for a Beauty and the Beast Ball on Thursday, March 23 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Come for tea and “grey stuff” (it’s delicious!), spark your creativity with crafts inspired by the tale as old as time, and participate in a costume contest, but donning your favorite Beauty and the Beast themed outfit! This event, offered free of charge, is for children of all ages and their families.

The library’s Book Discussion Group is discussing The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom on Tuesday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to join the group!

Those interested in learning more about their family trees are invited to the library for a Beginning Genealogy class on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. If you’d like to learn more about your iPhone, attend the iPhone Basics Class on Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required for both of these classes, which are offered free of charge – call 218-847-2168 to register.

There is still time to enter the drawing for tickets for the library’s upcoming event, An Evening with Garrison Keillor. To enter, visit the library or go online to www.larl.org. The event will take place on April 27 and the drawing for tickets will be held Monday, March 27.

Kelly Blackledge, of the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, will headline the next Library Club meeting with a discussion of the hobby of birding. The Library Club will meet on Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.

The Detroit Lakes Public Library is a location of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, which is a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available at www.larl.org.

 

Join the Big Library Read Featuring Art of the Pie!

LARL customers are being granted unlimited access to a popular title through Overdrive’s Big Library Read, the world’s largest global ebook club. From March 16-30, millions of readers around the world will read Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott. McDermott shares the secrets to great pie crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life.

This book can be downloaded free of charge using a LARL library card on any major device, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Click here to access this book!