Blind Date with a Book at the Detroit Lakes Public Library

DL Blind Date with a Book
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!

Lake Agassiz Regional Library Closed January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with regular hours of operation resuming Tuesday, January 19. 
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.

Hot Reads, Cold Nights is Coming Soon!

HRCN 2016 Facebook Banner (851x315)We are thrilled to invite the public to participate in our winter reading program for adults, Hot Reads for Cold Nights.

The rules for the program are simple: read or listen to four books, audiobooks, eBooks, or eAudiobooks for a chance to win prizes.

To participate, simply pick up an official entry form at a local LARL location or fill out the form below. The program will begin on Saturday, January  2 and will end Thursday, March 31. All of Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s 22 locations are offering this program. Prizes include mugs, totes, calendars and more!

Don’t know what to read? Use Next 5 Books, LARL’s recommendation program. Simply enter the titles of books you’ve enjoyed and a librarian will provide you with personalized suggestions! Don’t forget to visit our digital library to browse and download eAudiobooks and eBooks.


Teens’ Top 10 Books of 2015 List Has Arrived!

Teen's Top 10 of 2015_2The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted beginning in August, with voting continuing through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 18-24, 2015). Together, more than 27,000 votes were cast for the 24 nominees.

The official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

  1. “The Shadow Throne” by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic)
  2. “I Become Shadow” by Joe Shine. (Soho Teen)
  3. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster)
  4. “My Life with the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak. (Sourcebooks)
  5. “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury)
  6. “The Bane Chronicles” by Cassandra Clare. (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  7. “The Young Elites” by Marie Lu. (Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  8. “The Kiss of Deception” by Mary E. Pearson. (Macmillan/ Henry Holt & Company)
  9. “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Morgan Matson. (Simon & Schuster)
  10. “The Geography of You and Me” by Jennifer E. Smith. (Hachette/Poppy)

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, in which teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

Find these books at a LARL location near you!

Lake Agassiz Regional Library Announces Winter Book Sale

slider-larl-book-saleLake Agassiz Regional Library will host a used book sale in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., in early December.

Thousands of books will be available for purchase including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. The available selection will be updated each day of the sale.

Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars. Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

Book sale hours will be 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5.

Double Your Donation! The Moorhead Public Library is Seeking Matching Funds


The Moorhead Public Library is seeking $10,000 in public donations, all of which will be matched by the Otto Bremer Foundation. The funds will be used to improve the library’s meeting rooms, which are used by community group and organizations for educational and community based projects.

Each donor giving $20 or more will receive a gift as a thank you for the support of the library!

Wondering how to donate?
Submit your donation at the library or donate online here!

We are grateful for the generous support of our community!

Detroit Lakes Library Announces Upcoming Boxcar Children Event

boxcar children2Since 1924, the Boxcar Children series, created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, has charmed children for generations. With more than 100 titles, the books tell the story of four orphaned children who create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. The children eventually meet their grandfather who offers them a home and allows them to bring their boxcar along with them. The Detroit Lakes Public Library is celebrating this excellent series with a Boxcar Children event! The community is invited to join the library for activities and snacks related to the series.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The library is located at 1000 Washington Ave. To learn more about this event, please call 218-847-2168.