The surveys are done, and East Central Regional Library is now excited to hear your thoughts, ideas and vision for its future in person during six upcoming community listening sessions.
Bring a friend. Bring your neighbor!
As part of a new strategic plan, we want to hear from you to make sure the library is serving your needs. The following facilitated sessions are for anyone and everyone. Mark your calendars!
- Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m., Mora Public Library
- Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., Pine City Public Library
- Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., Chisago Lakes Area Library
- Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., Milaca Community Library
- Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., Aitkin Public Library
- Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Cambridge Public Library
If you use East Central Regional Library’s Outreach Services, we want to hear from you! Carla Lydon, Executive Director, will be visiting the Outreach locations on the dates below. So what’s your Outreach story?
- Tuesday, Aug. 28, Onamia (12:30 pm)
- Thursday, Aug. 30, Giese (9:30 am) and Duquette (11 am)
- Monday, Sept. 17, Braham (12:30 pm)
- Wednesday, Sept. 19, Isanti (12 pm)
- Thursday, Sept. 20, Jacobson (9 am), Hill City (10 am), and McGrath (12:30 pm)
As students everywhere get ready to go back to school, East Central Regional Library wants to remind you to pack your library card — a powerful way to promote academic success. With innovative programming, access to resources, and hands-on mentorship, the library has something to spark every student’s interest.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month; visit one of our library locations today to get your FREE card.
Did you know? The library offers access to over 40 online educational resources. With resources such as Hoonuit and Learning Express Library, students of all ages can learn everything from how to format their PowerPoint presentation to studying for the SAT. Or maybe you want to learn a new skill? Take one of over 500+ self-paced, instructor-led online courses with Universal Class which offers everything from Canoeing 101 to American History to an Introduction to Essential Oils.
Prefer learning the old fashioned way? Check out one of the Great Courses on DVD or CD audio.
Need a book to read, but can’t get to the library? Visit Ebooks Minnesota for a great selection of materials from Minnesota’s independent publishers or download one of 11,000+ popular titles in eBook or eAudiobook from the Libby app.
All of this and more are available with your FREE East Central Regional Library Card. Stop by one of our branches to apply or renew your card today!
Update: access has been restored.
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These pre-release titles by perpetually popular authors are now in the catalog. Add these to your to-be-read list and place your holds now to be ahead of the game!
Five middle school girls from Girl Scout Troop 16763 (Twin Cities area) were looking for a community-based project to earn the Bronze Award, the highest leadership award a Junior Scout can achieve. The troop discovered the Mora Public Library could use a new play and learn space.
Last week the library welcomed three of the Girl Scouts who helped install a new dress up/costume cabinet for children. (Pictured from left: Ida, Saphira and Ashlyn.) The troop gathered the materials and built the cabinet themselves. The Scouts contributed their own costumes and accessories to fill the cabinet.
Thank you, Ali, Ashlyn, Ida, Olivia, and Saphira from Girl Scout Troop 16763!