NASA @ My Library Reading Challenge

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It’s time for a Reading Challenge! From December 1-31st we’re partnering with NASA to host the “Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge” in the Beanstack Tracker app. Patrons of all ages can join the NASA @ My Library reading challenge in the FREE Beanstack app. Learn about the James Webb […]

SERVICE UPDATE: Closed for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving food items and colorful fall leaves with text that reads All ECRL locations will be closed Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.

In recognition of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25th, all ECRL branches and Headquarters will be closed. Library services will resume on Friday, November 26th. Disappointed that you can’t visit the library on Thursday? Don’t worry, there are lots of great online services that you can access 24/7! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby & Overdrive, […]

Open Positions at East Central Regional Library

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East Central Regional Library has an opening for the position of Branch Library Assistant at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in Isle, MN. Find the application and additional information on our Jobs page. Details: 11-15 hours/week $12.35/hour starting Regular schedule plus opportunity for additional hours. Requirements: High School Degree or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. […]

Presentation: Minnesota in the Vietnam War, by Arn Kind.

Presenter Arn Kind wears an American's uniform from the Vietnam War while standing in front of his multimedia display

Who were the Vietnamese and what was their fight all about? How did the U.S. get involved in the war? If you’re interested in the history of the Vietnam War and how Minnesota was involved, we’ve got just the program for you! Experience a unique way of learning about this fascinating, yet controversial, period in […]

Additional hotspots now available!

Additional Wi-Fi hotspots are now available to East Central Regional Library members! Providing free Wi-Fi on the go, these hotspots work with your phone, tablet, laptop or any other Wi-Fi-enabled device. These devices can be found in the Library Catalog where adult cardholders can place their holds as well as find a link to the […]

3 Locations Closed on Election Day

The Aitkin, Hinckley and Chisago Lakes libraries will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. It’s Election Day, and the buildings will be set up as polling places.  **Regular hours will resume the following day.

Join authors for virtual Moving Words event Sept. 26

Enjoy a lively virtual discussion with four multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors on Saturday, Sept. 26th, from 9:30-11 a.m. The authors will include Michael Hall, Laura Purdie Salas and Joyce Sidman. Registration is required for this free online event, which will be held on the Zoom platform. Visit the Events Calendar and follow East Central […]

Weekly Service Update: Expanding services in Aitkin and Sandstone

The Aitkin Public Library is adding Computers by Appointment and Express Service on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting on Wednesday, Aug. 26th. The Sandstone Public Library is expanding their service hours on Thursday to 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning the week of Aug. 31st. For more information about these East Central […]

One Book continues with 2nd Chapter Read and Virtual Author Event

The featured book for One Book’s Second Chapter this summer is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin (Minnesota Historical Society Press), featuring a series of essays by Native writers and writers of color in Minnesota. A statewide virtual discussion featuring editor Sun Yung Shin will be held […]

Weekly Service Update – Expanding Services in Princeton and Wyoming

The Princeton Area Library will begin offering Computers by Appointment, in addition to curbside services, beginning on Tuesday, July 28th. Browsing appointments are coming to the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 29th. This in addition to Computers by Appointment and contact-free curbside pickup for holds, which are currently being offered. To see […]