Storytimes for Everyone!

Enhance your storytimes by incorporating information for parents/caregivers. Includes overview of early literacy components including examples of the development from newborns to five-year-olds, the five practices (sing, talk, read, write, play), and techniques for planning storytimes that reach adults and children and specific ideas for doing so.  Click here to learn more.


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Poetry Jazz Trio

TrioThe Poetry/Jazz Trio perform amazing jazz while accompanying readings of original poetry.

Poet  Mark Vinz with musicians David Ferreira and Jeremy Cahill are presenters who are respected as the best in their field, and provide a unique lyrical /musical experience for audiences region-wide.

Join the trio in a celebration of music at the Crookston Public Library on  August 20 and at the Moorhead Public Library on August  21. Performances will be at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

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Amanda Standalone and the Pastryshop Girls

Pastry_Shop_Girls_2Utilizing acoustic instruments such as Acoustic guitar, washtub bass, fiddle, and haunting three part harmonies, Amanda Standalone and the Pastryshop Girls play original music based in the Americana/folk tradition. They also play an eclectic mix of obscure cover tunes, and a few modern pop songs simplified, not synthesized. Each musician in the group can hold her own, but the real magic happens when they stand together.

Wednesday, July 16
Crookston Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Thursday,  July 17
Moorhead Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.


The Beat Goes On with Gareth Aidan


Mark your calendars for special performances by original musician Gareth Aidan, who will share his music at the Crookston and Moorhead branches of Lake Agassiz Regional Library. Aidan’s music is an eclectic display of emotions, stories, and lessons. The topics of Aidan’s original songs range from love, to political injustices, to the joys of sharing moments of beauty in nature, to devastating hardships and loss. Aidan encourages listeners to use his music as a soundtrack for self discovery and reflection. These musical performances are appropriate for all ages. No admission and open to the public.


Wednesday, June 18
Crookston Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 19
Moorhead Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.



LARL’s New Youth-Friendly Digital Library Portal Available Now

Lake Agassiz Regional Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for children and teens. The main digital collection now has a separate portal to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for children and teens: the eReading Room.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) recognizes the need to provide an environment for children and teens to browse digital library materials. This appealing and user-friendly portal for youth contains eBooks and audiobooks for children and young adults. Browsing can be done by reading level, top titles, read-alikes, and more. Click here to introduce your kids to the eReading Room.

The eReading Room features all of our digital Children’s and Young Adult content, which gets young users to the titles they want faster. This new service is free for all users with a LARL library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere, and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.

Share-A-Story Literacy Event in Ada Successful!


On Wednesday, May 28 Ada Public Library hosted the Share-A-Story Family Literacy Event at the Ada Public Library and the Dekko Community Center in Ada, MN. Special thanks to PBS and community business sponsors for their support. The event had a great turnout and every child in attendance went home with a complementary new book.


Bagley Public Library Relocating to Renovated Facility, Reopening June 10

The Bagley Public Library, a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will open its new location at 79 Spencer Ave. SW on June 10; the library will resume regular hours of service.

The Clearwater Library Foundation purchased the building on Spencer Avenue in 2012 after 16 years of fundraising efforts, and has completed the renovation of the former daycare facility into a library.

The new library facility provides additional space, off-street parking, handicap accessibility, and a community room for use by citizens of Bagley, Clearwater County, and surrounding communities. Renovations include: remodeled restrooms, installation of more features for the disabled, and refurbishment of community gathering spaces.

The reopening will take place in conjunction with the Bagley Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event. Area kids, teens, and families are encouraged to visit the new library location from 2 to 4 p.m. and meet the B.A.R.C. (Bemidji Area Reading Canines) reading dogs, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and check out the amenities of the new facility.

The Bagley Public Library hours are; Tuesday & Thursday 2-8 p.m., Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.