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Danell Haspel: Getting set for a great school year

Students, where did the summer go?  Are you feeling a little anxious about going back to school?

Just remember it only takes a few days to get the new routine down, and the jitters to go away.

Once the assignments start racking up, don’t forget the homework resources available through your library!

From Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s website (, students in K-12 can utilize such databases as: Gale Power Search, Britannica Online School Edition, Kids InfoBits, Middle Search Plus, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, Science Reference Center, and Student Resource Center Gold.

And of course, the library also has books for those assigned reports.

The staff at Detroit Lakes Library wishes all students good luck in the coming school year!

“How to Walk to School: Blue Print for a Neighborhood School Renaissance,” by Jacqueline Edelberg and Susan Kurland.

How to Walk to School is the story — from the highs to the lows — of motivated neighborhood parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago’s best, virtually overnight.

The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In “How to Walk to School,” Susan Kurland, Nettelhorst’s new and entrepreneurial principal, and Jacqueline Edelberg, the neighborhood mom, provide an accessible and honest blueprint for reclaiming the great public schools our children deserve.

Check out for more information.

“My First Day at a New School,” by Charlotte Guillain. 

Read “First Day at a New School” to learn all about what to expect on this big day in a child’s life.

Library happenings

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: eReader Help, 10:30 a.m. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: Lauraine Snelling, Library Club uthor Visit, 2 to 4 p.m. Meet popular Christian author Lauraine Snelling! She is the author of many books set in North Dakota and is very popular. All are welcome to attend.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 31: Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Join us Thursdays and Saturdays for preschool storytime! Includes theme related stories, fingerplays and a simple craft.

For more information on these and other upcoming programs, visit or call the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

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.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit the library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.