Join the Big Library Read Featuring American Sniper!

BLR-FB-graphicLARL customers are being granted unlimited access to a popular title through Overdrive’s Big Library Read, the world’s largest global ebook club. From March 17-31, millions of readers around the world will read American Sniper, the New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. This book can be downloaded free of charge using a LARL library card on any major device, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Click here to access this book!

Online Ebook Collection Launched for All Minnesotans

ebooks-mnMinnesota readers can check out more than 2,000 books using Ebooks Minnesota,which allows Minnesota readers to access any book in the collection at any time, without waiting for other readers to return it. This unlimited checkout feature is particularly useful for book clubs and classroom reading projects. The collection is accessible online and via free apps. There is no charge to those who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. 

Use the links below to download the Biblioboard Library app while within the borders of Minnesota, and click on the titles you wish to read.

Download the app using Apple, Kindle and Android devices.

Crookston Public Library Hosting March Madness Book Sale


The Crookston Public Library is offering bargains on a great selection of books for all ages at its book sale, which is taking place through Sunday, March 13 during regular library hours. The price is $5 per box or bag of books and all proceeds will support development of the library’s collection of books and other materials.

The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 N. Ash St. and may be reached by calling 218-281-4522.

The Moorhead Public Library Presents a Bus Trip to Duluth

Join us for a bus trip to two attractions in Duluth, Minnesota! We will be visiting the Glensheen Mansion and the Duluth Depot. Admission and transportation will be free–provided in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Meals and incidentals will be the participant’s responsibility; time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be scheduled.

This event is limited to adults 18 and older, and can accommodate 40 people. Registration is first come, first serve so call the library today to reserve your seat on the bus!

Join us Saturday, April 23!

Call 233-7594 to register by April 1! This MN Legacy program is supported in part or whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


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Food for Fines is Here! Library Offers Fine Forgiveness for Food Donations

Food-for-Fines-GraphicLake Agassiz Regional Library locations are encouraging their customers to take advantage of “Food for Fines”, a fine forgiveness program that will be held during the month of March. Customers can watch their overdue balance go down to zero simply by bringing unexpired, non-perishable food items to the library, which will be delivered to local food pantries. For each item donated, two dollars will be waived.  Lake Agassiz Regional Library, with 22 library service locations in northwest Minnesota, is offering this program at each of its locations.

Customers without fines to clear are also invited to bring their food donations to the library. “Food for Fines” is not valid for charges incurred because of missing or replaced items.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library to Close February 15 for Presidents Day

All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observation of Presidents Day, with regular hours of operation resuming Tuesday, February 16.

LARL’s branch libraries are located in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead. LARL’s LINK sites are found in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Twin Valley and Ulen.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available at

Blind Date with a Book at the Detroit Lakes Public Library

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We think your one true love could be waiting for you at the Detroit Lakes Public Library this month! The library is doing something a little different and getting into the dating business – seriously! Check out a wrapped book and go on a “Blind Date with a Book”! Rate your selection in turn in the form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12 for a chance to win. What’s the prize? A box of chocolates, of course!