The Top Titles of 2015, According to LARL’s Customers

top-20Have you ever wondered what your fellow library fans are reading? We’re excited to share a list of the books that were most often checked out by LARL customers. If you’d like to check out or reserve any of these titles, click the links to access them in our catalog.

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Gathering Prey #25 by John Sanford
  3. See Me by Nicholas Sparks
  4. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  5. Make Me (A Jack Reacher Novel) by Lee Child
  6. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  7. Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel) by John Sanford
  8. Memory Man by David Baldacci
  9. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  10. The Escape by David Baldacci
  11. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  12. X by Sue Grafton
  13. Personal (A Jack Reacher Novel) by Lee Child
  14. Truth or Die by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  15. The Survivor (A Mitch Rapp Novel) by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
  16. Wicked Charms (A Lizzy and Diesel Novel) by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
  17. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  18. Tricky Twenty-Two (A Stephanie Plum Novel) by Janet Evanovich
  19. Alert (A Michael Bennett Novel) by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  20. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Stay tuned! We will be releasing the lists of the most checked out audiobooks, DVDs and CDs in the next few weeks.

Mysteries and Mayhem at the Moorhead Public Library


Join us for a special after hours event to wrap up our Hot Reads for Cold Nights season!

Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Moorhead Public Library

Author Ben Welter will discuss his books: “Minnesota Mayhem” and “Minnesota Mysteries”, which focus on bizarre newspaper stories throughout Minnesota’s history. Light refreshments will be provided. This Legacy event is sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.ebooks-mn
Both of these books are ready for you to read right now, using Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection that is open to Minnesota readers. Ebooks Minnesota offers unlimited checkouts on more than 2,000 books, which means that readers don’t have to wait for others to finish reading a book before checking it out.

Ebooks Minnesota is available for AppleKindle and Android devices, using the Biblioboard app.

Join the Big Library Read Featuring American Sniper!

BLR-FB-graphicLARL 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 17-31, millions of readers around the world will read American Sniper, the New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. 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!

Online Ebook Collection Launched for All Minnesotans

ebooks-mnMinnesota readers can check out more than 2,000 books using Ebooks Minnesota,which allows Minnesota readers to access any book in the collection at any time, without waiting for other readers to return it. This unlimited checkout feature is particularly useful for book clubs and classroom reading projects. The collection is accessible online and via free apps. There is no charge to those who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. 

Use the links below to download the Biblioboard Library app while within the borders of Minnesota, and click on the titles you wish to read.

Download the app using Apple, Kindle and Android devices.

Crookston Public Library Hosting March Madness Book Sale


The Crookston Public Library is offering bargains on a great selection of books for all ages at its book sale, which is taking place through Sunday, March 13 during regular library hours. The price is $5 per box or bag of books and all proceeds will support development of the library’s collection of books and other materials.

The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 N. Ash St. and may be reached by calling 218-281-4522.

The Moorhead Public Library Presents a Bus Trip to Duluth

Join us for a bus trip to two attractions in Duluth, Minnesota! We will be visiting the Glensheen Mansion and the Duluth Depot. 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; time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be scheduled.

This event is limited to adults 18 and older, and can accommodate 40 people. Registration is first come, first serve so call the library today to reserve your seat on the bus!

Join us Saturday, April 23!

Call 233-7594 to register by April 1! This MN Legacy program is supported in part or whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


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Food for Fines is Here! Library Offers Fine Forgiveness for Food Donations

Food-for-Fines-GraphicLake Agassiz Regional Library locations are encouraging their customers to take advantage of “Food for Fines”, a fine forgiveness program that will be held during the month of March. Customers can watch their overdue balance go down to zero simply by bringing unexpired, non-perishable food items to the library, which will be delivered to local food pantries. For each item donated, two dollars will be waived.  Lake Agassiz Regional Library, with 22 library service locations in northwest Minnesota, is offering this program at each of its locations.

Customers without fines to clear are also invited to bring their food donations to the library. “Food for Fines” is not valid for charges incurred because of missing or replaced items.