Mahnomen Public Library to Return to Main Street

The Mahnomen Public Library, a branch of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will be moving back to the Library building at 203 Main St S. after a temporary relocation during an asbestos abatement project.

The Mahnomen Public Library will close the temporary location at 175 S. First St., the previous WETCC Wellstone Building, on Thursday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 29 during the move. The Library will reopen at its permanent location on Main Street on April 30.

The Library’s open hours are: Tuesday 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact the Mahnomen Public Library at 218-935-2843 or

Lake Agassiz Regional Library Annual Spring Used Book Sale May 1 – 3

Lake Agassiz Regional Library will host a used book sale in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., on Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Hundreds of materials will be available for purchase, including many adult fiction and nonfiction books, movies, audiovisual items, and children’s materials. Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars. Proceeds of the sale will be used to support Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

Legislative Forum at the Moorhead Public Library

The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley will host a legislative forum at the Moorhead Public Library on Saturday, April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Senator Kent Eken, Representative Ben Lien, and Representative Paul Marquart will be on hand to discuss recent legislation. Charley Johnson will moderate and Moorhead Community Access Media will also stream it on the web.

Click here for the live stream of the event.

Bagley Public Library to Relocate to Renovated Facility

Clearwater Library Foundation
Colleen Lindgren, Jane Furuseth, Terri Knutson, Lester Liljedahl, Jeanine Brand, John Rusten and Karen Edevold.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is pleased to announce that after 16 years of fundraising efforts by the Clearwater Library Foundation, a new Bagley Library facility will be opening soon. The Clearwater Library Foundation purchased the former Wee-Care Center in 2012, and has made great strides renovating the former daycare facility into a library.

The new library facility will provide 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 Bagley Lions Club will paint the interior of the facility with materials provided through a Valspar paint grant, and carpet will be installed this spring.

The Clearwater Library Foundation continues to raise funds to purchase a handicap-accessible door button, furnishings, signage, window treatments, and extraneous expenses. Donations are appreciated. Please send to: Clearwater Library Foundation, P.O. Box 74, Bagley, MN  56621.

Donations can also be made to the Bagley Library, a branch of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, in person, by mail, or online at:  All donations are tax-deductible, and will be used for shelving, furnishings, and expenses for the new library facility.

Gonvick LINK Site to Remain Open Until Further Notice

The Gonvick LINK Site, of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will remain open until further notice.

A previous information release stated that March 6 would mark the last day of services for the LINK Site, however, further funding discussion is taking place and the Gonvick LINK Site will remain open indefinitely.

Reminder: the Zinghoppers reading enrichment program, sponsored by LARL and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, will continue to take place on Monday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. The Zinghoppers are an Emmy Award-winning musical group that specializes in fun, interactive programming for young children and families. The event will be held at the Gonvick Community Center.


The Magic of Dr. Seuss

seuss_polaroidA reading celebration program full of funny, wacky, and wonderful Dr. Seuss-inspired fun! Featuring lots of audience participation and amazing magic, designed to illustrate Dr. Seuss characters and books!


Monday, March 17
Detroit Lakes Library 10:00 am

Tuesday, March 18
Barnesville Library 1:00 pm
Hawley Library 3:30 pm
Mcintosh Library 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 19
Moorhead Library 10:30 am
Breckenridge Elementary 1:45 pm

Thursday, March 20
Mahnomen Elementary 10:00 am
Bagley Elementary 1:30 pm

Friday, March 21
Crookston Library 10:00 am
Fosston Library Theatre 1:45 pm

Saturday, March 22
Fertile Library 10:30 am


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


Community Drum Workshop

spirit_polaroidSpirit is a performing and teaching artist who will teach basic hand drumming and percussion techniques, while incorporating the life principles of: building community, developing individual creativity, and fostering cooperation. This musical experience will encourage people of all ages to come together, learn, and share the universal language of music.

Thursday, April 10
Hawley Library 10:30 am
Twin Valley LINK Site 2:30 pm
Halstad Living Center 6:00 pm

Friday, April 11
Fertile Library 10:30 am
McIntosh Library 1:00 pm
Bagley Library 3:30 pm

Saturday, April 12
Barnesville Library 10:30 am
Breckenridge Library 1:00 pm
Shelly Senior Center 6:30 pm

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


Lehto & Wright: Original Folk Songs

LandW_polaroidJohn Wright and Steve Lehto will perform their original arrangements of Irish, English, and American folk songs via guitar and mandolin. The audience will be given a brief description on each piece and learn the traditions behind each type of music.

Thursday, April 3
Hendrum LINK Site 2:30 pm
Climax Library 6:30 pm

Friday, April 4
McIntosh Library 12:00 pm


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


Zinghoppers Musical Reading Celebration


This award-winning musical group will perform an educational and entertaining program that takes kids and their families on an exciting musical journey celebrating reading and libraries! This interactive program encourages audience members to dance, sing, and “zing-hop” along!

Monday, March 24
Gonvick LINK Site 9:30 am
Crookston Library 1:30 pm
Climax Library 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 25
Ulen-Hitterdahl Elementary 9:30 am
Ada Library 1:30 pm
Lake Park City Center 6:30 pm


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