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It's rummage sale season at DL Library

"I BRAKE FOR YARD SALES" is "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer's guide to finding the best yard sale and thrift shop bargains, how to restore them and where to put them in your home. Submitted Photo


Detroit Lakes Public Library

Summer is rummage sale season.

Most people that love rummage sales will tell you the fun is in the hunt for a great deal!

Your library has tons of great deals. Come to any Lake Agassiz Regional Library or LINK Site, and if you don't have a card, get one, it's your ticket to borrow all the free stuff!

The books highlighted below are just a couple that can be read for free!

If you love books (in various formats) and DVDs, and love good deals purchasing them, Detroit Lakes Library's annual Book Sale is on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Book Sale is sponsored by the Becker County Friends of the Library.

""Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recyle," by Steven Kroll.

Pinch is a packrat. He collects lots of stuff. When his friends decide to hold a tag sale, Pinch is horrified. The last thing he wants to do is recycle his things.

But then he realizes that he can make money at a tag sale -- enough money to buy more stuff!

How Pinch changes and finds a way to beautify his town will reinforce the benefits of practicing the three R's -- reduce, reuse, and recycle!

"I Brake for Yard Sales & Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions & The Occasional Dumpster," by Lara Spencer.

"Good Morning America" correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends' homes with her fabulous finds.

In "I Brake for Yard Sales," Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house.

DL Library Happenings

• Thursday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 4: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 7: Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Held in conjunction with Detroit Lakes' Crazy Days celebration, the Becker County Friends of the Library Book Sale includes materials for all ages.

Get great deals on books, CDs and more.

Library Hours

Regular hours for the Detroit Lakes Library are 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 on Sundays.

For more information, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.

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