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.

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.