Have You Met Libby?

A phone with eBooks on the screen, plus text saying The Digital Library is Always Open, and a neon sign graphic that says Open 24 Hours

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 […]

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 […]

New & Improved Website Launches Tomorrow (10/19)!

Our rebranding journey continues tomorrow with the launch of our BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Here’s a sneak peek at the home page design. Sherlock the fox is excited to welcome you to the new and improved ecrlib.org!   ✅ New Color Scheme ✅ New Logo ✅ New Library Cards New Website – tomorrow!!   Don’t worry, […]

New Library Cards Have Arrived!

We’ve got more exciting rebranding news!! Our new library cards have arrived! Not only are they redesigned with our new logo and color scheme, but each card also comes with a key tag that lets you carry your library card on your key ring for easy ECRL access! New Logo New Library Cards New Website- […]

New Look Coming Soon!

🤩 EXCITING NEWS!! 🤩   East Central Regional Library is getting a fancy new LOGO and WEBSITE! We’ll be the same great library you know and love, soon with a new logo and color scheme! Here’s a sneak peek of our new logo…any guesses as to what it is??   Spot our brand new logo […]

Get a Free Minnesota State Park Pass and Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

Image of a forest with leaves changing color and text that reads Minnesota State Park Passes Available Through ECRL with the library's logo and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' logo.

East Central Regional Library is collaborating with Minnesota State Parks and Trails to offer free entry to state parks for library patrons. Seven-day permits are available for reservation up to 6 months in advance, and the program runs through June 30, 2022. Now is the perfect time to reserve a pass and take advantage of […]

ECRL Branches Closed Thursday, September 23 for All Staff Day

Please note, all ECRL branches will be closed on Thursday, September 23 so staff can participate in an annual training day. We will resume normal hours on Friday, September 24.  Bummed you can’t go to the library on Thursday? Don’t forget about all the great online resources available to you with your ECRL library card! […]

Storytime Returns to Princeton!

We are celebrating the return of STORYTIME in Princeton! Come for a Story Stroll outside next week, Tuesday-Friday ECFE Storytime for Preschoolers Wednesday , 9/15 11-11:30 am: https://ecrlib.libcal.com/event/8289985 Pop up Storytime and Craft with Margaret on Thursday, 9/16 at 1:30 pm ECFE Storytime for Toddlers Friday, 9/17 11-11:30 am: https://ecrlib.libcal.com/event/8290021

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! In celebration, we’re waiving the typical $1 replacement fee for anyone who has lost or damaged their East Central Regional Library card. Don’t have a library card yet, your first one is always free! Head into your local ECRL branch to get your first library card, or replace […]