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September is National Library Card Month, other library activities

Lake Agassiz Regional Library wants to help save you money. Stop into your local branch library or LINK site throughout the month of September to sign-up for a library card and start taking advantage of the great savings LARL has to offer.

You can save hundreds of dollars with your library card by borrowing not buying. Use your card often and save money on books, digital downloads, magazines, newspapers, genealogy resources, DVDs, children's books and programs, Internet access and more, simply by visiting your local LARL branch library or LINK site! A library card is the smartest card you can own. Just show it and save.

Registering for a library card is easy - and it's free! Just provide proof of your address within the LARL region. Your library card is accepted at all LARL branch libraries, LINK sites and online at, as well as at other regional public library systems in Minnesota.

In a unique campaign to reach young library customers, LARL staff will strive to reach every first grader within the LARL region to make sure they have a library card. LARL staff will visit first grade classrooms in September to urge young students to sign-up for a free library card. Each first grader will receive a ruler that states, "Reading helps you measure up!" to encourage them to read and use their library throughout the year.

Book discussion group

Detroit Lakes Library's book discussion group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Library to discuss the book The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler.

Book discussion groups are a great way to get to know other people in the community, share ideas and learn from each other.

The October title for discussion is The Giver by Lois Lowry and is part of the One Book, One Community program.

Coupon clipping

Learn coupon tips from FM Cheapskate's Sheila Gonser.

Learn how to find deals at the grocery store, drug store and more from Gonser on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Library.

Create a book with


Create a book with pictures in Microsoft Word at the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

This class will cover page layouts, inserting pictures with and without borders, text wrapping, page breaks, columns, clip art and other aspects of creating a book in Microsoft Word on Monday, Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Library.

NOOK, Kindle help

Get NOOK and Kindle eReader help at Detroit Lakes Library.

Call or stop by with questions regarding downloading books to your eReader device. We have handouts available and can help you download books from our digital library.


Come into Detroit Lakes Library this month for Storytime. Preschoolers are invited to join us on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and fun activities.

A different theme is explored each week through stories, songs, fingerplays, and flannelboards. No pre-registration is required.

Mystery book author

L. D. Bergsgaard, a native of Lake Park, has written intriguing crime novels centered around special agent for the state crime bureau, Franklin Delano "Doc" Martini.

Bergsgaard himself is a retired special agent for the US Treasury Department and for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Learn how Bergsgaard's profession created great material for his mystery novels.

He speaks on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Lake Park LINK site, 2 pm. in the Detroit Lakes Library ad 6 p.m. in the Frazee LINK site.

For more information on this and other programs, visit or call Detroit Lakes Library at 847-2168.