Play!

Things to do at East Central Regional Library

Playing is an important part of life!

East Central Regional Library offers all kinds of playful resources and activities such as board games, activity kits, fun events, and so much more!

Get started here or just head over to your library

Photo of 9 board games that ECRL has in their collection: Ticket to Ride, Mansions of Madness, Harry Potter Battle for Hogwarts, 7 Wonders, Catan, Sequence, Splendor, Trivial Pursuit, and Code Names.

Board Games

Board games are a great way to build literacy, communication, and interpersonal skills all while having fun.

The East Central Regional Library system has added circulating board games to its collection. The collection currently features 77 unique titles.

Games range from easy to difficult and are geared for ages 8 and up.

East Central Regional  Library patrons may check out up to two board games at one time per card, and may request up to five titles per card. Games are checked out for a three-week period and may be renewed if others are not waiting.

Board games may be returned to any ECRL branch. Please return these items inside to the front desk to avoid damage.

kits for all ages

Kits are a great way to explore a subject or hobby!

Active living kits

Kits are activity-based and contain the activity equipment and instructions for play.

Book Club Kits

Kits contain 12 copies of a single title and related discussion questions.

Brain Fitness Kits

Kits contain 4 games designed to keep or build brain power.

Fitness kits

Fitness Kits promote health and wellness by offering the opportunity to learn how to use portable exercise equipment. An instructional DVD or guide is included in each kit.

Play and learn kits

Kits offer young children an avenue to practice their logical thinking, problem-solving and gross and fine motor skills by using one of the five basic literacy skills – play.

reminiscence kits

Kits contain themed items that can be used by caregivers to converse with individuals affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.

storytime kits

Kits are theme-based and contain items to present a storytime program to children ages 3-5. They may be used by any Head Start teacher, preschool teacher, elementary school teacher or licensed daycare provider with a current East Central Regional Library card.

storytime to go kits

Kits are theme-based and contain items to promote early literacy development.

Events at your library

East Central Regional Library hosts a variety of events, storytimes, and other programs across the region. Check out upcoming events happening near you on the Events Calendar.

What fun is available Online?

There are many great resources for you to explore online. Research your family history, learn a new skill or hobby, find a book to read or listen to online – and more!