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.


Ulen LINK Site to Change Hours of Operation

The Ulen LINK Site, a link to Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will be changing hours of operation on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. to 9 to 11 a.m.

Effective June 5, the Ulen LINK Site’s open hours will be: Tuesday 5 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 3 to 5 p.m.; and Thursday 9 to 11 a.m.

Regional Used Book Sale at Crookston Public Library May 19 – 23

The Crookston Public Library, 110 N. Ash Street, will host a Used Book Sale from Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23 during regular library hours.

Hundreds of materials will be available for purchase, including many fiction and nonfiction books and periodicals. Items can be purchased by the bag for three dollars or by the box for five dollars.

Books and materials come directly from the Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) collection. Proceeds of the sale will benefit all LARL branches and LINK Sites.

The Crookston Public Library hours are: Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Halstad LINK Site Announces Summer Storytimes

Children and their caregivers are invited for fun stories and activities Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. at the Halstad LINK Site beginning June 5. A different theme will be explored each week this summer through stories, songs, fingerplays, and/or a craft! No pre-registration is required.

For more information on this and other  Halstad programs, please call 218-456-2162 or visit the Halstad LINK Site at 441 Highway 75 S., in the Rescue Squad Building.

Moorhead Branch Receives New Children’s Furnishings


New children’s furnishings were unveiled at the Moorhead Public Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Concordia College design students, of the Three-Dimensional Foundations Class, partnered with the Youth Services Staff of the Moorhead Public Library to create interactive and aesthetically-inviting furnishings to enhance the library experience for young patrons.

Now, kids can read a book in the shade of a tree at the Moorhead Public Library! (Not a real tree, but a nature inspired display for play and reading.)

The display will be a permanent fixture at the Library.