Help Plan for the Future of East Central Regional Library

East Central Regional Library is developing a new strategic plan that will guide our work and establish a vision for the future of East Central Regional Library.  This is your library.  What is your vision for East Central Regional Library? Please take a moment to answer the anonymous survey about the library at the link below.

As we create a new strategic direction for East Central Regional Library, we seek to listen to the people in our region.  Your input will help us make sure East Central Regional Library is serving your needs.

Turn forgotten books into handmade decorations

Teens can create handmade decorations using old, forgotten books at a special program beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the North Branch Area Library. During this book ornament workshop, participants (ages 12-17) will learn different paper folding techniques, creating ornaments and 3D art.

Don’t miss out; register now!  Register here

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Libraries welcome KARE 11 Meteorologist Belinda Jensen

Belinda Jensen, chief meteorologist for KARE 11 News, is coming to the Mora Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14.

Belinda enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics through presentations that show school age students the science behind weather. She also helps kids understand the mystery of weather with her series of children’s books featuring the character “Bel the Weather Girl,” who is already fascinated with the weather as an 8-year-old.

Belinda also will make appearances at the Aitkin Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, and the Cambridge Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12.

This program is recommended for ages 7 and up along with their families. It is presented by East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Celebrate Juneteenth with this pair of historical novels featuring heroes striving for freedom. Week 8 of SYNC 2018 is here!


Come August, Come Freedom by Gigi Amateau
My Name is Not Friday
by Jon Walter

Available for a Limited Time

No wait lists or holds and no library card needed! Grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 6/21/2018! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the eAudiobook is yours to keep and listen to at your leisure.

Downloading Tip: Get the OverDrive App to access free SYNC eAudiobooks.

New to SYNC? Learn more to get started!