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Danell Haspel: It’s rummage sale season at DL 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. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

“Stuff!: Reduce, Re-use, 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.

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.
  • Tuesday, July 30: “eReader Help,” 10:30 a.m. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions.
  • Wednesday, July 31: “eReader Help,” 4:30 p.m. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions.
  • Thursday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 3: Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Theme related stories, fingerplays and a simple craft are all part of the fun.
  • Thursday, Aug. 1: Summer Reading Program, “Digging for History,” 2 p.m.  Join us for a special bonus kids summer reading program about digging for history with Becker County Museum’s Amy Dergerstrom. There will be some hands-on activities and door prizes.