News

Crookston Library Seeks Community Input

Lake Agassiz Regional Library wants to hear from its customers! The library system is conducting a series of community conversations throughout the summer as a part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making the library as valuable as possible to all residents of the library system’s seven county service area.  Topics of discussion will include how to enhance services over the next three years, in addition to discussion about hours of operation, programs, materials and more.

“Our goal is to discover the expectations of the people we serve,” said Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director. “We want to make sure the services we offer are meeting the needs of communities.”

Crookston-area community members are invited to attend a meeting at the Crookston Public Library on Tuesday, August 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Announcing the Fall Arts and Cultural Heritage Series Lineup

This fall, we will welcome a series of performers, authors, historians and experts, in celebration of the talent and stories of Minnesota.

Presenters include Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota chef and founder of the Sioux Chef, a performance from LARL fan favorite, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre, living history performers and more! Admission to each event is free and the series will begin on September 5 and continue through November. The series is made possible through funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Click here for a full list of performers and to discover events near you!

To stay up-to-date on upcoming Legacy events, join our mailing list!

Meet Author/Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka

Meet Mike Wohnoutka, the author and illustrator of Dad’s First Day and Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster. He is the Minnesota Book Award Winning illustrator of the children’s book, Moo, which was authored by David LaRochelle.

  • Author Talk
  • Interactive Illustration Demonstration
  • Meet Booker the Owl, the Library Mascot
  • Hands-On Activities
  • + Much More!

Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library

This event is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.

We Want to Hear from YOU! LARL Seeks Community Input

We want to hear from our customers! We will be conducting a series of community conversations throughout the summer as a part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making LARL as valuable as possible to all residents in the seven county service area.

Topics of discussion will include how to enhance services over the next three years, in addition to discussion about hours of operation, programs, materials and more.

“Our goal is to discover the expectations of the people we serve,” said Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director. “We want to make sure the services we offer are meeting the needs of communities.”

People from the following communities are invited to attend meetings at their library:

  • Detroit Lakes on Wednesday, June 7
  • Moorhead on Wednesday, June 14
  • Hawley on Wednesday, June 21
  • Breckenridge on Tuesday, June 27
  • Bagley on Thursday, July 20
  • Crookston on Tuesday, August 8

Each meeting will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with light refreshments available.

Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

Beginning June 1, adults are invited to track their summer reading for a chance to win prizes at the following LARL locations:

  • Crookston Public Library
  • Fosston Public Library
  • Hawley Public Library
  • Mahnomen Public Library
  • Moorhead Public Library

To participate, simply read at least four books, complete an entry form and turn it at a participating location.

Summer Reading is Here!

TRACK YOUR READING:
Kids and teens of all ages are invited to read to earn prizes this June, July and August. Participate by picking up a reading log at a library near you or print a reading log here. Use the logs to keep track of time spent reading and bring completed logs to a LARL location for a prize!

FREE EVENTS:
Don’t miss the fun at a library near you! Click here for a run-down of all the events offered.

LARL Announces Spring Book Sale

A large used book sale will be held in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., this month. Lake Agassiz Regional Library invites the public to browse its collection of used books and other items available for purchase.

Thousands of books will be for sale, including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. Additional items available for purchase including used library furniture, computer monitors and more.  A new selection of books will be added to the sale daily. Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars (computer equipment priced individually). Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

The book sale will be held Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Great News! We Have an App for That!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own library app! The LARL Mobile app works on any mobile and tablet device and provides access to all of our library’s resources. And the best part is … it’s FREE!

Now you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free right from your tablet or mobile phone. Click here to download the app now. Whether you have an Apple (iOS) device, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, our app will provide you 24/7 access to all of our digital resources, wherever you are.

  • Want access to Free eBooks and AudioBooks?
  • Want to search our catalog before you come down to the library?
  • Want to find the nearest branch library?
  • Have a question for a librarian?

All of this and more is available now through our LARL Mobile app.

DOWNLOAD LARL MOBILE NOW!