Tuesday is National Doctors' Day

National Doctors' Day is Tuesday, March 30. The Detroit Lakes Public Library has a variety of resources available to help its patrons learn more about the people who treat all our injuries and ailments, and help keep us healthy.

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Tuesday, March 30 is National Doctors' Day in the United States. (File photo)

In the last year, doctors and nurses have been in our thoughts a lot. We watched them putting their lives on the line day after day through the media. Images of them wearing garbage bags for personal protective equipment were common. Reports that they didn’t dare go home to their families for fear of spreading the virus to them broke our hearts.

The first book highlighted below would be great for teaching children about gratitude and appreciation. The Detroit Lakes Public Library would like to thank all of our regions' doctors and nurses for all they do.

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“Thank You, Helpers: Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Grocery Workers, and More Who Care For Us,” by Patricia Hegarty, is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)

“Thank You, Helpers: Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Grocery Workers, and More Who Care For Us,” by Patricia Hegarty.


With all the talk of germs, social distancing, and the pandemic, it's easy for kids to be confused or overwhelmed. Help reassure your kids by encouraging them to see all the amazing ways people are keeping each other safe. From healthcare workers to delivery people, grocery workers, teachers, and more, kids can learn about the heroes in our communities taking care of us all.

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“The War Nurse: a Novel,” by Tracey Enerson Wood, is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)

“The War Nurse: a Novel,” by Tracey Enerson Wood.

Superintendent of Nurses Julia Stimson must recruit sixty-five nurses to relieve the battle-worn British, months before American troops are ready to be deployed. She knows that the young nurses serving near the front lines of will face a challenging situation, but nothing could have prepared her for the chaos that awaits when they arrive at British Base Hospital 12 in Rouen, France. The primitive conditions, a convoluted, ineffective system, and horrific battle wounds are enough to discourage the most hardened nurses, and Julia can do nothing but lead by example―even as the military doctors undermine her authority and make her question her very place in the hospital tent.

Library Happenings

Adam Thielen Poetry Contest: Write a poem inspired by Adam Thielen’s football legacy! Win an autographed Adam Thielen football donated by Choice Bank, an Adam Thielen jersey or other great prizes. Poems will be accepted March1-April 9. Learn more at . Open to participants in grades 4-12. Winners will be announced on April 30.

Storytime: Wednesday, March 24 at 10:30 am. Virtual storytime at the Detroit Lakes Public Library’s Facebook page. If you enter before 10:30 a.m., just refresh until the storytime begins.

Seed Starting Basics: Learn from the Master Gardener’ information stations set up in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. The stations will include making a newspaper pot, and finding out why they are ideal for planting seedlings. Your next stop will be at the recycled container station, where you will have the opportunity to start seeds in plastic deli containers. As you move around the stations, you can create a self-watering container made out of a pop bottle. Come and find out what other great stations we have in store. Snack provided by the Becker County Friends of the Library. Open house hours 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Friday, April 9.


Library Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sunday.

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

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