Service Update!

Effective June 1, 2021: Cambridge Public Library is increasing service hours, expanding weekday evening hours. Sandstone Public Library is increasing service hours and availability of Computer Appointments and Express Service, including Saturday hours.  

Weekly Service Update: Beginning January 4

Happy New Year! Along with the new year, East Central Regional Library is pleased to be expanding its services in 3 locations. Beginning January 4th, the following service changes will go into effect: Cambridge Public Library will add Monday hours. North Branch Area Library will extend its hours in the evening and on Saturdays. Wyoming […]

Weekly Service Update

Effective November 23: Mille Lacs Lake Community Library: In coordination with Isle City Hall and their decision to close City Hall except by appointment, the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library will be open for in-building services by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays and for curbside pickup on Fridays and Saturdays. Effective November 30: Cambridge Public […]

An evening with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Cambridge Public Library. Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged […]

Closed for Inventory

These East Central Regional Library branch locations will be closed for inventory on the following days: Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, December 4th Princeton Area Library on Thursday, December 6th Mora Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th Aitkin Public Library on Wednesday, December 12th Pine City Public Library on Monday, December […]

Celtic holiday music with Laura MacKenzie

The community is welcome to free, holiday performances featuring traditional Irish and Scottish music beginning this weekend at select branches. Laura MacKenzie brings her Celtic holiday program, a celebration of Yuletide favorites, many with Celtic origins, presented on a unique array of wind-powered instruments like wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, various types of bagpipes, gemshorn and […]

City of Cambridge Location Option Sales Tax Referendum Results

Yesterday citizens of the City of Cambridge voted on a local option sales tax referendum. The question ballot read: “Do you approve a one-half (.5) percent local sales tax to fund the construction of a new Cambridge Public Library and East Central Regional Library Headquarters, the City’s street improvement program, and outdoor park development through […]

ECRL Reads: Finding Minnesota’s haunted and bizarre

Take a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota with paranormal researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis. From hunting vampires in Transylvania to chasing ghosts in Ireland castles, Lewis brings 18 years of paranormal experience to his presentations. In Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations-The Scariest Places in Minnesota, Lewis will discuss phenomena […]

Storytime with Laura Purdie Salas

Join award-winning, Minnesota author Laura Purdie Salas during children’s storytime at the Cambridge Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 19, starting at 10:30 a.m. Salas has written more than 125 books for kids, including “Meet My Family!,” “If You Were the Moon,” “Water Can Be…” and “BookSpeak!” Growing up in Florida, she now lives and writes […]