Holiday Closings

 The following ECRL branches will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day: Aitkin, Cambridge, Chisago Lakes, Mora, North Branch, Princeton and ECRL Headquarters.

 

The following ECRL branches will be closed on Tuesday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day: Hinckley, McGregor, Milaca, Mille Lacs Lake, Pine City, Rush City, Sandstone and Wyoming.

Summer Reading Program Kickoff at ECRL Branches

Schiffelly Puppets

2016 Read – For the Win!

The Wonderfully Wacky, Completely Improbable & Simply Silly Wizard of Oz…
Join the Scarecrow, a frog named Dorothy, the Tin Man and Toto the Toe, as they make their journey through this parody of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Audience participation. Laughs galore and an important lesson to the story, makes this great entertainment for the whole family.

*Notice: Due to fire code restrictions, tickets will be required at designated locations. You may pick up tickets at the library starting on the date listed.

Monday, June 13
10:00 am – Princeton Area Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 7
1:00 pm – North Branch Area Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 7
3:30 pm – Chisago Lakes Area Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 7

Tuesday, June 14
10:00 am – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 7
1:00 pm – Aitkin Public Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 7
3:30 pm – McGregor Public Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 7

Wednesday, June 15
10:00 am – Sandstone, Old School Arts Center, 214 Eagle Drive
1:00 pm – Hinckley Public Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 8
3:30 pm – Wyoming Area Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 8

Thursday, June 16
10:00 am – Milaca Community Library
1:00 pm – Mora Public Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 10
3:30 pm – Rush City Public Library

Friday, June 17
10:00 am – Cambridge Primary School Multipurpose Room
1:00 pm – Pine City Public Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting June 10

Summer Reading Program Kickoff is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Summer Reading Program Kickoff at Outreach Sites

Pint-Sized Polkas at Outreach Sites

2016 Read – For the Win

Catchy sing-along polka songs and lots of interaction including trivia questions, name that tune, the chicken dance and more! Plus learn how to do the polka. Family fun for all ages.

Monday, June 20

10:30 am – Braham Event Center

2:30 pm – Isanti Community Center 

Tuesday, June 21

10:00 am – Rolf Olsen Community Center, Onamia

1:30 pm – McGrath Pavilion

Thursday, June 23

10:30 am – Hill City Community Room

1:00 pm – Jacobson Community Center

Friday, June 24

10:00 am – Duquette Town Hall

1:00 pm – Wagner Town Hall

Summer Reading Program Kickoff is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

North Branch Reopening at 4:00pm

Update: North Branch Area Library will be opening at 4:00 pm today, resuming their normal Thursday hours.

The North Branch Area Library is closed today until further notice due to noxious fumes

Staff is working on the issue. We will post updates as the problem is resolved and the library reopens.

SYNC Audiobooks 2016 Week 4

Finding your own voice may require moving beyond believing what you thought you knew of yourself in this weeks’ AudiobookSYNC pair of free titles. In Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every Last Word and Gregory Maguire’s Egg & Spoon we find stories about girls who seem to be nearly overcome by their situations, only to discover the power of their own voices.

Download This Week’s Audiobooks

Every Last Word by Tamera Ireland Stone
Every Last Word by Tamera Ireland Stone
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

More Listening Fun

Curious about how an author and narrator can work together as a team to bring a story to life in our ears? Tamara Ireland Stone and Amy Rubinate talk together about how to “Be Brave with Your Words” in this interview.

Available for a Limited Time

Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 6/2/2016! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the eAudiobook is yours to keep.

New to SYNC? Learn more to get you started!


Adapted from Finding Her Own Voice by Francisca Goldsmith.

Thank you to Ideal Audiobooks and Brilliance Audio for providing this week’s titles.