NASA @ My Library Reading Challenge

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It’s time for a Reading Challenge! From December 1-31st we’re partnering with NASA to host the “Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge” in the Beanstack Tracker app. Patrons of all ages can join the NASA @ My Library reading challenge in the FREE Beanstack app. Learn about the James Webb […]

SERVICE UPDATE: Closed for Thanksgiving

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In recognition of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25th, all ECRL branches and Headquarters will be closed. Library services will resume on Friday, November 26th. Disappointed that you can’t visit the library on Thursday? Don’t worry, there are lots of great online services that you can access 24/7! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby & Overdrive, […]

OUTREACH SERVICE UPDATE

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We are excited to announce that our Isanti, Braham, and Onamia outreach locations will be going back to 4-hour visits from our Outreach Librarian through the end of the year! Did you know that East Central Regional Library provides Outreach Services to serve many of the smaller communities in the region where there is not […]

Have You Met Libby?

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Have you met Libby? Download this FREE app to get eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines on your phone or tablet 24/7! All you need is your ECRL library card number to get started. Libby even helps you avoid fines by automatically returning your digital books and magazines on their due date! Download the Libby app […]

Veterans Day 2021

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In recognition of Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th, all ECRL branches and Headquarters will be closed. Library services will resume on Friday, November 12th. Disappointed that you can’t visit the library on Thursday? Don’t worry, there are lots of great online services that you can access 24/7! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby & […]

Adventure Backpacks Arrive at ECRL Branches!

Blue and orange Adventure Backpacks hanging on a wooden tree branch shelf at an ECRL branch location.

Each branch of East Central Regional Library now has birding and nature Adventure Backpacks available for check out! This Adventure Backpack project was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-21-0-24-21) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Within the blue […]

Open Positions at East Central Regional Library

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East Central Regional Library has an opening for the position of Branch Library Assistant at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in Isle, MN. Find the application and additional information on our Jobs page. Details: 11-15 hours/week $12.35/hour starting Regular schedule plus opportunity for additional hours. Requirements: High School Degree or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. […]

Presentation: Minnesota in the Vietnam War, by Arn Kind.

Presenter Arn Kind wears an American's uniform from the Vietnam War while standing in front of his multimedia display

Who were the Vietnamese and what was their fight all about? How did the U.S. get involved in the war? If you’re interested in the history of the Vietnam War and how Minnesota was involved, we’ve got just the program for you! Experience a unique way of learning about this fascinating, yet controversial, period in […]

Apple (iOS) Libby & OverDrive App Update

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Attention Apple (iOS) Libby and OverDrive app users- changes are here! Due to a recent web certificate change at OverDrive, iPhones and iPads will need to be updated to the iOS 10 (or higher) operating system in order to continue using the Libby and OverDrive apps. Similarly, Mac users will need to have macOS 10.12.1 […]