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March 2023

This month, we are celebrating:
-Irish American Heritage Month
-Music in Our Schools Month
-Women’s History Month

Check out our displays below for all kinds of great books related to these topics! 🙂

Our March Highlighted Author is Sandra Brown – If you haven’t already read her books, now is the time!

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January 2023!

We hope you are all enjoying the New Year and the beautiful weather we’ve been having! This month, our library has featured a lot of exciting things for patrons to come check out! Here our this month’s updates:\

-National Puzzle Month! – Swing in and grab a puzzle to take home. You can keep it or bring it back when you’re done.

-January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month – We have a great collection of books based on this topic (see titles below)

-This month’s Author Spotlight: Heather Graham!

-As always, a lot of NEW Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Youth Fiction, Junior Fiction, and Children’s Book!

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2020 started with a new change at the library when back in March we received our new books shelves. I would like to thank all the people and companies who donated to help make them posable. They make the library feel more open and welcoming.

March we closed our doors, like so many others, for a few weeks. We are lucky with a small library and after being closed for two weeks we stared offering home deliveries and closed door pick-up services. We offered or summer reading program but sadly no in person story times or robotics.

With school starting in the fall the numbers of children returning to the library dropped but during the school year the school library is able to barrow books from us for them as well.

Not much else happened in 2020 at the library, be ready for some fun events coming in 2021!

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We are so excited to announce the launch of a new resource for our library. The Freegal suite includes Freegal Music, Freegal Movies, Freading and Rocket Languages. For each of the modules that allow a certain number of downloads per week, the week runs from Monday to Sunday. Users will login with their library car and pin. Stop into the Turtle Lake Public Library to get your card number and pin.

Freegal Music allows patrons to download up to 5 songs a week and stream up to 3 hours of music per day. It includes a large catalog of artists and genres of music. Users can login at

Freegal Movies allows users to view up to 3 movies or TV shows per week. Users have 48 hours to watch their selection via streaming. Once the 48 hours expires, users will have to wait 6 months to watch it again if it’s still available in the collocation. Users can login at

Freading allows users to download ebooks. Each ebook in the collection has a token value. Users have 6 tokens to use per week. Freading is compatible with a number of devices and does require an Adobe Digital Editions account. See the FAQ at at for more information on compatibility and Adobe Digital Editions, as well as to download titles. Users will have access to titles for two weeks, with an option to renew for an additional two week period.

Rocket Languages is an online resource to assist people with learning a new language. Each lesson consists of an opportunity to hear the pronunciation and ten test your skills. There are currently 11 languages, including English. Rocket Languages can be accessed at Users will have to creat an account the first time they visit the site and will need their library card number to do so.

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New Arrivales

                              Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DVD)

Fault in our Stars and Captain America Winter Soldier

Stop in or Call to get your name on the list to check out one or both of these movies!

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Turtle Lake Book Club

We will be starting a Turtle Lake Book Club at the library soon. Right now we are looking for people who are interested. Please comment here or let us know at the library if you would like to join the book club.

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Super Summer Giveaway Winners!!

Hey everyone, what an amazing last month! The summer reading programs were a GREAT success! We had around 25 kids compleat their reading hours and together we reached over 15,000 minutes read!

We had 8 kids in our Tween book club. They read two books that they were aloud to keep as well as projects at each of our meetings.

The Blind Date with a Book was also a Huge Success with 40 books to start with and only 2 were left at the end! WOW!

But let’s get to the point, the real reason you are here today, the WINNERS of the Super summer Giveaway!!
Crafting Basket: Melanie Schafmann
Kindle: Lesley Jacobs
Kindle: Darcy Christensen
Grand Prize Turtle Lake Gift Basket goes to … Jessica Anderson

Thank you everyone who helped and participated in the summer reading programs. Also a BIG Thank You to the local businesses who donated to the baskets: Cenex, Bev’s, Harry’s, Main Street Market, Simple Beauty, Turtle Lake Rexal, and Rust Hardware Hank.

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Super Summer Giveaway!!

Here at the Turtle Lake Public Library we are having a great summer! From now till July 31st we will be giving away 2 kindle fires, a craft basket and a Turtle Lake gift basket worth over $150.



To enter:
Like us on Facebook for one entry
Participate in one of our summer programs for one entry
For every 5 items you check out get one entry.
No limit on entries
Must have an active TLPL Card to win

Come on down and check it out!!

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Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs are going strong at the library! Kids story time is Tuesdays at 3:00, stop down. For adults we have the blind date with a book up and it looks awesome! Come down and find one that fits you!


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