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Find your outdoor living space, with DL Library’s help

Are you still trying to get your summer “to-do” list finished?

If you have any kind of an outdoor space on your list, after seeing the highlighted books below, you’ll be motivated to move that project to the top of the list.

For all your “how-to” guides and project ideas come to Detroit Lakes Library!

“Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios and Walls” (Landscaping), by Editors of Creative Homeowners.

Designing the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambiance, and increases the value of the home.

“Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls” provides the homeowner with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape.

Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls.

Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information.

“Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios & Walkways: Moneysaving Do-it-Yourself Projects for Improving Outdoor Living Space,” by Editor Mark Johanson.

This book offers readers the most popular patio and walkway designs complete with step-by-step, full-color photo instructions.

The projects are affordable yet on-trend and highly valuable, as they increase house value and living space.

With hundreds of styles of brick and stone now available, it’s never been easier to build a dream patio — saving thousands of dollars in the process.

Library Happenings

Detroit Lakes Public Library cordially invites area kids, teens and families to “Dig Into Reading” this summer at the library.

Check out our full schedule of events for all ages!

  • Now through Friday, Aug. 2:  “Sizzlin’ Summer Reads” Adult Reading Program. To be eligible for the prize drawings, read or listen to 4 books, fill out the reading log and place it in the entry box. Entries may also be e-mailed to the library. There is no limit to the number of entries any person can make. This program is for adults age 18 and older.
  • Wednesday, July 17: “eReader Help,” 4:30 p.m. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions.
  • Wednesday, July 17: Christian Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Discuss  “Think No Evil” by Jonas Beiler.
  • Thursday, July 18 and Saturday, July 20: Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Theme related stories, fingerplays and a simple craft are all part of the fun.
  • Thursday, July 18: Summer Reading Program, “All Things Connected,” 2 p.m.  A naturalist with the Minnesota Zoo’s “Zoomobile” will use live animals, biological artifacts, storytelling, and audience participation in this unique presentation. There will be some hands on activity and door prizes.

Library hours

The Detroit Lakes Library, located at 1000 Washington Ave., is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

It is closed on Sundays.

Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

Danell Haspel | Detroit Lakes Library