2021 Tax Filing Season

Tax season for filing returns begins on February 12 and runs through May 17. Tax forms are now available online.  East Central Regional Library has compiled online tax resources for you here. You may request paper federal forms and instructions be mailed to you on the Forms & Publications by U.S. Mail page on the …

Power Check and Draft Check meters available!

Thanks to East Central Regional Library’s continued partnership with Xcel Energy’s Power Check and Draft Check program, library cardholders can now check out two new, handheld devices that will help conserve energy and ultimately save money on energy bills. The Power Check meter measures the amount and rate of electricity used by appliances and electronic …

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate Earth Day with East Central Regional Library by participating in this Earth Day Challenge on Beanstack. Find out how to reduce your environmental impact in our air, water, and in your home through this resourceful Earth Day challenge designed to educate and inspire! There are 3 different grade level …

World’s Largest Digital Book Club Incorporates Humor to Reduce Stress

East Central Regional Library is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress together during the current Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy eBook. Borrow the eBook without waiting by visiting https://ecrl.overdrive.com/ …

Call for entries in the Minnesota statewide author contests

Minnesota Author Project creates opportunities for self-published authors  and community writing collaborations Minnesota public libraries are pleased to announce the call for entries in this year’s Minnesota Author Project statewide contest for independently-published Young Adult and Adult Fiction.  This is the contest’s fourth year.  The Minnesota Author Project Communities Create category, introduced last year, is also …