Tag Archives: LARL

Hot Reads in LARL

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is thrilled to invite it’s reading public to participate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights, an annual winter reading program for adults. The LARL program rules are simple: read or listen to four books, audiobooks, eBooks, or eAudiobooks … Continue reading

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LARL 1000 Before Kindergarten

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) is happy to announce the launch of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program designed to foster relationship-building and brain development while preparing youth for kindergarten. Thanks to the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library … Continue reading

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Minnesota Loves Libraries close to launch

It’s almost here — Libraries throughout the state are nearly ready to launch the first-ever, statewide Minnesota Loves Libraries campaign! The time has come to begin gathering stories of how libraries make a difference in people’s lives so we can … Continue reading

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Formula change support grows!

Recent action at mid-month board meetings on October 20 moved forward the possibility of a 2017 legislative initiative to change the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula.  The most recent approvals were from: Lake Agassiz Regional Library Northwest Regional Library … Continue reading

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Library advocacy theme unveiled!

Library advocates from across Minnesota began planning for the 2017 Minnesota Legislative session during the annual Library Legislative Forum on July 12, held at the St. Cloud Public Library (GRRL). Minnesota Loves Libraries will be unifying theme for 2017 library … Continue reading

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Bremer Trust Supports Libraries

Working diligently towards its goal to build healthy and vibrant communities, the Otto Bremer Trust recently awarded grants to Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) and Northwest Regional Library (NWRL). The Moorhead Public Library, LARL headquarters, received a grant from the … Continue reading

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More regional broadband support

By adding their names to the Minnesota Broadband Vision, regional library boards are showing their support for a future in which residents of all generations and backgrounds will have access to affordable, high-quality broadband. Included on the growing list: Great River Regional … Continue reading

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Booker – the LARL Mascot

The new Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) mascot – BOOKER – paid a special visit to the Crookston Public Library for storytime.  The children’s event  featured owl stories, games,  crafts and lots of fun.

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LARL’s Hot Reads for 2016

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is thrilled to invite the public to participate in a winter reading program for adults! The rules for the program are simple: read or listen to four books, audiobooks, eBooks, or eAudiobooks for a chance to … Continue reading

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LARL hosts popular author tour

Minnesota Book Award author Jack El-Hai toured three of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches to talk about his book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goering, Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of the Minds at the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – LARL Mascot

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) is excited to announce its design for a new mascot! During spring and summer 2015, library staff and community members were engaged in this endeavor.  In April,  LARL’s 95 employees voted on a list of … Continue reading

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Migrations abound

East Central Regional Library (ECRL)  completed the migration of their Evergreen open source library automation system from PALS hosting to Equinox.  With the benefit a multiple migrations, Director Barb Misselt reported that “nothing went awry. In fact, we weren’t even … Continue reading

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New LARL Sculpture

The Detroit Lakes Public Library’s Once Upon A Time sculpture by Becker County resident, Hans Gilsdorf was unveiled on September 10th. Over  100 community members were in attendance for the community art celebration. Gilsdorf will serve as a guest presenter … Continue reading

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Fargo – Moorhead Host ARSL in 2016

The Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) announced Friday, July 31 that Fargo-Moorhead will host the 2016 ARSL Convention.  This event will be a bi-state effort between North Dakota and Minnesota.  The ARSL Board succeeded in reaching its laudable … Continue reading

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2nd annual Comic-Con in LARL

Having called all heroes, villains, fans of science fiction and fantasy and comic book lovers, the Moorhead Public Library hosted its second annual Comic-Con on Saturday, May 9. The event was held from 2-5 p.m. and included speakers, an open … Continue reading

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More Moo! Adventures with Mike, David & Cow

Hello everyone following Cow’s Adventures, Cow (and Mike and David) have been on the road again, traveling from Moorhead to Inver Grove Heights. Cow has had lots of adventures already this month, and is eager to share her latest photos, … Continue reading

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Cow visits LARL

Cow in Moorhead for another Moo! Trunk Show. One of the happy participants with the touring trio — illustrator Mike Wohnoutka and one of his on-the-spot creations and author David LaRochelle with Cow.

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Lead the Change coming to MN

Lead the Change: Professional Development for Library Staff is a full-day, live, interactive workshop that will transform library staff into leaders. Participants will learn their strengths and receive the tools needed to increase their effectiveness and performance and contribute to … Continue reading

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LARL Video

New Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) promotional video.  Check it out!

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LARL hosts mini Maud Hart Lovelace Award gala

The Moorhead Public Library, a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL), will host a Voting Gala for area youth to vote on the 2014-2015 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award nominees on Monday, March 23. The Maud Hart Lovelace Book … Continue reading

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MnLINK Gateway Product Demos

Three vendors have been invited to demonstrate their solutions in response to the MnLINK Gateway RFP that was issued in October 2014. Each vendor will be spending one day with the MnLINK Gateway RFP Committee. Minitex has set aside two … Continue reading

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CRPLSA at AMC

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Each December for over 100 years, the Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) Annual Conference gathers more than 600 county elected officials, department heads, and staff, come together to learn and discuss the important topics and trends affecting county government. CRPLSA … Continue reading

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LARL successful bus tours

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) has been experimenting with bus trips to a variety of locations. Two recent tours include a trip from the Detroit Lakes Public Library to the Charles A. Lindbergh House and Camp Ripley Military Museum in … Continue reading

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LARL’s Not So Silent Auction

The second annual “Not So Silent” Auction supporting Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Moorhead Public Library.  This second annual event will feature wine tasting, entertainment, a book sale, and — yes … Continue reading

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Storytimes for Everyone

Easy as Sing, Read, Talk, Write and Play: Storytimes for Everyone Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children The Minnesota Department of Education, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is proud to … Continue reading

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MnLINK RFP Committee Created

Minitex has formed an RFP group for the MnLINK Gateway.  This committee will prepare, solicit and review RFPs to replace the current Fretwell-Downing VDX interlibrary loan software, as well as investigate a discovery layer for the MnLINK Gateway.  The individuals … Continue reading

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LSTA Mini-Grants Announced

State Library Services is pleased to announce the recipients of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Mini-Grants for Expanded Learning through Libraries and Play and Learn Space. The Hoyt Lakes Public Library (ALS), Ogilvie Independent School District (ECRL), and St. … Continue reading

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LARL Endorses RLBSS Initiative

The Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) Board will support a 2015 legislative proposal to modify the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula as outlined in Minnesota Statutes 134.355. The proposal would adjust the portion of funds assigned to Subdivision … Continue reading

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Lives Change @ LARL

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) launched an initiative to gather stories from library supporters leading up to Minnesota Library Legislative Day on March 5. Visit the LARL website and click on the Lives Change @ LARL slider to read letters … Continue reading

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Rich Legacy Calendar in LARL

The Winter/Spring 2014 Legacy Series: The Beat Goes On is currently in session throughout Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL). The series includes the following performers and performing groups: Irish Music & History in the Red River Valley with Jim and … Continue reading

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