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‘The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids’ is one of several summer recreation resources available at the Detroit Lakes Library. (Submitted photo)
‘The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids’ is one of several summer recreation resources available at the Detroit Lakes Library. (Submitted photo)

It’s s’mores season at your local library

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The weather is finally nice enough for camping! There are many types of this outdoor activity such as survivalist, historical, social, and glamping to name a few, and the equipment required for each style is just as varied. The following highlighted books may help get you in the mood for a camping adventure, and the staff at Detroit Lakes Library hopes you enjoy your s’mores!

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“The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping With Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature,” by Helen Olsson.

Helen Olsson, a seasoned camper and mother of three, shares lessons learned over the years of nature outings with her own family.

Learn the basics of family camping, from choosing a destination and packing gear to setting up a campsite and keeping little ones safe.

Create the perfect camp menu with simple and tasty recipe ideas.

Discover foolproof tips and tactics for keeping kids happy and entertained while hiking.

Explore nature through clever and creative camp arts and craft projects.

This guide is your game plan to unplugging from the digital world and connecting your kids to nature.

Whether it’s roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire or stretching out on a camp mat to gaze at the stars, the memories you’ll be making will last a lifetime.

“Pony Scouts: The Camping Trip,” by Catherine Hapka.

When Meg goes camping for the first time, she doesn’t know what to expect.

Unprepared for lots of bugs, long walks to the bathroom, and spooky, scary stories, Meg learns that camping is far more than just a slumber party outdoors. . . it’s a true Pony Scouts adventure!

This series is full of all the rich details young horse lovers devour, from pony-centric plots to a “Pony Pointers” vocabulary page at the end of each book.

Go camping with the Pony Scouts! This is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

Library Happenings The Sizzlin’ Summer Reads adult reading program continues until Aug. 16. For every four books you read for a chance to win prizes! Contact the library for a reading log or more details.

What kinds of predators live in Becker County?

Learn the answer to this question and more on Thursday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at our next youth Summer Reading Program event: Predator Paws at TamaracNational Wildlife Refuge.

A Tamarac NWR naturalist will bring along “wild” things to hear, see, and touch.

Storytime continues at the library with Thursday Morning Adventures and Saturday Stories on Thursday, July 17 and Saturday, July 19 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. This week’s theme: “bears.”

These events are geared towards preschoolers, homeschoolers and families. A different theme is explored each week with books, songs, fingerplays, a flannelboard story, puppets and a related craft. Fingerplay sheets and coloring pages are available to take home each week. Daycares and other larger groups are asked to call ahead to ensure adequate supplies.

Remember that you can “Book A Librarian” anytime, by appointment, for Individualized computer training.

Available topics include: downloading ebooks to Kindle, Nook, iPad; Microsoft Office; using the LARL catalog; searching with Google; using the library’s genealogy databases – Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest; and more! Contact the library for more information or to set up an appointment.

Library Hours The Detroit Lakes Public Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is closed Sundays.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, call (218) 847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave.

Information is also available online at www.larl.org. Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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