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Detroit Lakes Public Library Announces Book Sale

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Next week, the Detroit Lakes Public Library will host the Annual Becker County Friends of the Library Book Sale!

On Tuesday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., come to the library (located at 1000 Washington Ave.) and discover amazing bargains on a variety of items, including books for all ages, audiobooks, music, movies and other items.

All proceeds help support programming at the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Summer Reading Programs Underway!

At LARL, we offer not one, but two Summer Reading Programs!

For Kids and Teens:
The first is our ever-popular Kids and Teen Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is Read for the Win and we’re looking forward to a winning summer of reading and fun events.

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Learn more about Read for the Win here!

NEW! Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on Kids and  Teens events at your favorite LARL location!


For Adults:
But we don’t stop there! We also offer a Summer Reading Program for adults calledSizzlin’ Summer Reads! Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

sizzlin-summer-2016Here’s how:

1. Read at least four books (eBooks and eAudiobooks count!)
2. Complete an entry form and turn it in at your library, or submit an entry form online. Your name will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!
3. Don’t stop there! Continue submitting new entries for every four books that you read.

Please Note: Sizzlin’ Summer Reads is available only at the following participating branches and LINK sites: Crookston Public Library, Mahnomen Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, Cormorant LINK Site, Frazee LINK Site and the Ulen LINK Site.

 

LARL Presents Indian Cuisine in Minnesota

Sherbanoo Aziz 2Join us to learn about Indian culture and cooking in Minnesota.
Local artist and cookbook author Sherbanoo Aziz will demonstrate her famous Indian recipes and discuss the ways Indian culture has become more prevalent in the state since the 70’s. Attendees will be able to experience this cuisine and go home equipped to find and cook the ingredients in her recipes.

Tuesday, June 14 at the Fertile Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15 at the Barnesville Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17 at the Ada Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, June 20 at the Rothsay LINK Site at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22 at the Hendrum LINK Site at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 23 at the Breckenridge Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28 at the Frazee LINK Site at 6:00 p.m.

 

Introducing 10 Pigs!

Ten Pigs CoverThis summer, each of Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s locations will participate in the 2016 Once Upon a Reader program, a statewide early literacy initiative.

Once Upon a Reader is a one-book program, where chosen book titles have a Minnesota connection and highlight the importance of reading and sharing literature with preschool-aged children.

This year’s title is 10 Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure written and illustrated by Derek Anderson. Free copies of this book were distributed to area preschool-aged children and children involved in area Head Start programs.

LARL locations will host various reading celebration events in coordination with the Once Upon a Reader program this summer as well as two Trunk Shows featuring author/illustrator Derek Anderson. Join us Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Public Library (110 N. Ash St.) and at 3:00 p.m. at the Fertile Public Library (101 Mill St. S.) Kids ages 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to these one-of-a-kind shows! Presentations will last approximately 45 minutes.

Once Upon a Reader is sponsored by the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA) and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.

 

Libraries Install New Computers

DSC_0003LARL is in the process of installing new computers in its locations, thanks to a $72,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Otto Bremer Foundation assists people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities.

“We are so grateful for the support of the Otto Bremer Foundation,” said Liz Lynch, director of Lake Agassiz Regional Library. “Our libraries are proud to offer customers the use of public computers, internet access and printers, which remains a vital service to the community. Many community members rely on this service, and updating the technology is extremely important as we continue to offer these resources.”

Other organizations also contributed to the costs of updating the computers. Cargill Wahpeton granted the Breckenridge Public Library with a $2,500 contribution to the project, and First National Bank gave $250 each to the Mahnomen Public Library and the Twin Valley LINK Site. The Moorhead Public Library’s computers were funded in part by the FM Area Foundation. The Fertile-Beltrami Fund awarded the Fertile Public Library the full cost of the library’s new computers. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is grateful to each of its supporters for their contributions to this project.

 

Summer Reading Programs Begin!

At LARL, we offer not one, but two Summer Reading Programs!

For Kids and Teens:
The first is our ever-popular Kids and Teen Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is Read for the Win and we’re looking forward to a winning summer of reading and fun events.

Read-for-the-Win!


Learn more about Read for the Win here!

NEW! Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on Kids and  Teens events at your favorite LARL location!


For Adults:
But we don’t stop there! We also offer a Summer Reading Program for adults called Sizzlin’ Summer Reads! Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

sizzlin-summer-2016Here’s how:

1. Read at least four books (eBooks and eAudiobooks count!)
2. Complete an entry form and turn it in at your library, or submit an entry form online. Your name will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!
3. Don’t stop there! Continue submitting new entries for every four books that you read.

Please Note: Sizzlin’ Summer Reads is available only at the following participating branches and LINK sites: Crookston Public Library, Mahnomen Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, Cormorant LINK Site, Frazee LINK Site and the Ulen LINK Site.

 

Breckenridge Library Announces Viking Festival Bus Trip

viking festival

 

Join the Breckenridge Public Library for a bus trip to the Viking Festival at the Hjemkomst center in Moorhead, Minnesota! Admission and transportation will be free–provided in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Meals and incidentals will be the participant’s responsibility.

viking festival foodEach year the festival pays special tribute to Nordic Culture. The festival features musical entertainment, presenters, goods, and food from each of the cultures, as well as the Midwest Viking Festival’s living Viking Village complete with craftsman, music, Viking games, and daily battle reenactments.

This event can accommodate 30 people. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is first come, first serve so call the library today to reserve your seat on the bus!

Join us Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. Call 218-643-2113 to register!

This MN Legacy program is supported in part or whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the Nordic Culture Club.

Next Stop, Summer Reading!

At LARL, we offer not one, but two Summer Reading Programs!

For Kids and Teens:
The first is our ever-popular Kids and Teen Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is Read for the Win and we’re looking forward to a winning summer of reading and fun events.

Read-for-the-Win!


Learn more about Read for the Win here!

NEW! Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on Kids and  Teens events at your favorite LARL location!

 


For Adults:
But we don’t stop there! We also offer a Summer Reading Program for adults called Sizzlin’ Summer Reads! Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

sizzlin-summer-2016Here’s how:

1. Read at least four books (eBooks and eAudiobooks count!)
2. Complete an entry form and turn it in at your library. Your name will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!
3. Don’t stop there! Continue submitting new entries for every four books that you read.

Please Note: Sizzlin’ Summer Reads is available only at the following participating branches and LINK sites: Crookston Public Library, Mahnomen Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, Cormorant LINK Site and Frazee LINK Site.

Both Summer Reading Programs will kick off June 1.