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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.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library to Close February 15 for Presidents Day

All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observation of Presidents Day, with regular hours of operation resuming Tuesday, February 16.

LARL’s branch libraries are located in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead. LARL’s LINK sites are found in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Twin Valley and Ulen.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library 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.

Blind Date with a Book at the Detroit Lakes Public Library

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We think your one true love could be waiting for you at the Detroit Lakes Public Library this month! The library is doing something a little different and getting into the dating business – seriously! Check out a wrapped book and go on a “Blind Date with a Book”! Rate your selection in turn in the form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12 for a chance to win. What’s the prize? A box of chocolates, of course!

Lake Agassiz Regional Library Closed January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with regular hours of operation resuming Tuesday, January 19. 
 
LARL’s branch libraries are located in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead. LARL’s LINK sites are found in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Twin Valley and Ulen.

Hot Reads, Cold Nights is Coming Soon!

HRCN 2016 Facebook Banner (851x315)We are thrilled to invite the public to participate in our winter reading program for adults, Hot Reads for Cold Nights.

The rules for the program are simple: read or listen to four books, audiobooks, eBooks, or eAudiobooks for a chance to win prizes.

To participate, simply pick up an official entry form at a local LARL location or fill out the form below. The program will begin on Saturday, January  2 and will end Thursday, March 31. All of Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s 22 locations are offering this program. Prizes include mugs, totes, calendars and more!

Don’t know what to read? Use Next 5 Books, LARL’s recommendation program. Simply enter the titles of books you’ve enjoyed and a librarian will provide you with personalized suggestions! Don’t forget to visit our digital library to browse and download eAudiobooks and eBooks.

 

Teens’ Top 10 Books of 2015 List Has Arrived!

Teen's Top 10 of 2015_2The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted beginning in August, with voting continuing through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 18-24, 2015). Together, more than 27,000 votes were cast for the 24 nominees.

The official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

  1. “The Shadow Throne” by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic)
  2. “I Become Shadow” by Joe Shine. (Soho Teen)
  3. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster)
  4. “My Life with the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak. (Sourcebooks)
  5. “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury)
  6. “The Bane Chronicles” by Cassandra Clare. (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  7. “The Young Elites” by Marie Lu. (Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  8. “The Kiss of Deception” by Mary E. Pearson. (Macmillan/ Henry Holt & Company)
  9. “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Morgan Matson. (Simon & Schuster)
  10. “The Geography of You and Me” by Jennifer E. Smith. (Hachette/Poppy)

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, in which teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

Find these books at a LARL location near you!

Lake Agassiz Regional Library Announces Winter Book Sale

slider-larl-book-saleLake Agassiz Regional Library will host a used book sale in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., in early December.

Thousands of books will be available for purchase including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. The available selection will be updated each day of the sale.

Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars. Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

Book sale hours will be 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5.