Last-Minute Election Information

If you’ve suddenly realized that you’re not quite prepared for the upcoming elections, your friendly local librarians are ready to help you out. Except where it’s noted otherwise, all of the following information comes from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s web page. Register to vote in Minnesotahttp://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204 Find your polling placehttp://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ Need a ride to your […]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Chisago Lakes Area Library

14 lucky stuffed animal friends got to sleep over at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on July 17th as part of the DREAM BIG–READ Summer Reading Program.  First, children and their stuffed animals came to a special evening storytime.  We read sleepover stories such as Sophie and Sammie’s Library Sleepover and Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep […]

Sustainable Landscape Plan Underway

The completion of the Sustainable Landscape Plan is underway by the Wyoming Area Library Society using, in part, an awarded $10,000 grant through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Legacy Funds. The landscaping is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer. Cody Eggers constructed four benches to beautify the front […]

New Rush City Branch Librarian Named

“People who subscribe to a personal philosophy of ‘living to learn’ have, I think, a natural affinity for the library, “says the new Rush City Branch Librarian, Donna Larson. Donna, who recently accepted the position in Rush City, previously worked at the Princeton Area Library, so she is familiar with the East Central Regional Library […]

Holiday Spirit Alive!

The Grinch did not steal the holiday spirit from Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library patrons this year. Branch Librarian, Rebecca Hostetler, collaborated with Heidi Neff of Chisago County Human Services, to create a list of names for the library Giving Tree. This year 31 children requested books. First names and ages of the children were […]

ECRL PRESENTS: Fool in a Mask Productions !

From June 28th through July 9th the library will present Fool in a Mask Productions in “The Amazing Adventures of Stuart Lindman and Other Short Plays”. Four young actors will perform in four short plays commissioned for the “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation Project”. This program is made possible through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and […]

A Maroon and White Bus

The small maroon and white bus pulled into the parking lot. Ebenezer Meadows Campus was painted on the side. The driver got out and opened the doors that made the bus handicap accessible with a lift. Slowly the lift was lowered and one by one the occupants were out of the bus and ready to […]

A North Branch Story

Shared by Maureen . . . We have a ‘Mom’ using our public access computers to communicate with her son who is serving on the carrier The U.S.S. Roosevelt. She is e-mailing her son one question at a time from the pamphlet, “Minnesota Sesquicentennial: 150 Years of Statehood” that ECRL prepared for us. When he […]

Congratulations, Sue

North Branch Librarian Sue Monroe has completed a class in American Sign Language. Sue says it was a very intense 6 weeks where she learned “the very basics of American sign language.” She very quickly found her new skills useful and told us about it in this e-mail: Today I had a deaf woman come […]

Rush City Grand Re-Opening

On Saturday, with kids in tow, I attended the Grand Re-Opening of the Rush City library. The coffee was strong, the cookies were chocolate chip, the library was crisp and gorgeous, and all attendees were excited about their “new” library. What more could one ask for? Jeanette and Jane and assorted volunteers did an outstanding […]