Weekly Service Update: Beginning February 1

Chisago Lakes Area Library and Hinckley Public Library will be expanding services the week of February 1. Both will replace Browsing Appointments with Express Service hours, so that appointments are no longer necessary to browse the collection, pick up holds, and check out materials. Both locations will continue to offer Computer Appointments and Curbside Pickup […]

Weekly Service Update

Service hours at the Chisago Lakes Library will be expanding as of Monday, November 2nd, continuing to offer modified in-person services.  Appointments will still be required to browse the collection or use a computer.  Curbside pickup service will also still be available.  Please see the Chisago Lakes Area Library page for more details.

Weekly Service Update-Hinckley to Offer Limited Services – Wyoming & Mora to expand

The Hinckley Public Library will begin offering computer and browsing appointments, in addition to their curbside services, on Tuesday, August 18th.  Please note that a temporary entrance for the Hinckley Public Library has been setup at the rear of the building. The Wyoming Area Library will begin offering expanded services beginning on Monday, August 17th. […]

Traditional Scottish music from the Outlander series

Laura MacKenzie will be performing traditional Scottish and Scots Gaelic music from the Outlander series starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. The elaborately composed soundtrack of the television series incorporates a number of Scottish songs and dance tunes, and the books themselves refer to even more. MacKenzie delivers […]

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 […]

ECRL Reads: Quiet the noise with Novel Activism

Join authors Sarah Stonich (pictured above) and Sally Franson for a discussion about the quiet activism of literature in an era of loud headlines at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. Novel Activism encourages attendees to engage in this conversation about books, stories, poetry—any writing that has in some way shaped […]

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 […]

Raptor Center closes summer reading program; free tickets still available

East Central Regional Library is closing its 2018 Summer Reading Program – Reading Takes You Everywhere — with a presentation by The Raptor Center. In this free, family-friendly program, learn all about the raptors of Minnesota. Live raptors will be on hand during the presentation. Free tickets are required at all locations for this final event […]

Space still available for skateboard art workshops for teens

Teens who would like to customize a skateboard with their own design can get stoked about upcoming skateboard art workshops presented by East Central Regional Library. Mark Rivard will lead the workshops where participants will hear his inspirational story of becoming a professional artist, learn his artistic techniques and create an original work of art […]