North Woods Niche in Milaca

Develop an understanding of the relationship between the North Woods of Minnesota and the animals who live there during a special presentation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at East Central Regional Library Milaca. Meet four live animals, as the Audubon Center of the North Woods takes you on a journey through the different levels of the deciduous forest. Find out who lives here and what tools the animals have to do their job and fulfill their role in the environment.

This program is recommended for kids ages 10 and up through adults. No registration is necessary. For more information check out the events calendar.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

60th Anniversary Kick-Off!

Please join in celebrating 60 years of East Central Regional Library.

To mark this occasion we are distributing a passbook! This passbook is your opportunity to visit and learn about the branch libraries of East Central Regional Library via the #TourDeECRL.

How to participate:

  • Stop by your local branch or outreach stop to pick up a passbook.
  • For each branch you visit, collect a stamp and enter your name into a drawing for fabulous ECRL loot. Drawings will occur after Sept 30.
  • Collect 3 stamps & receive a celebratory ring pop as the 60th anniversary is the diamond anniversary! (while supplies last)
  • Visit all 14 locations and be featured on ECRL’s Facebook as a grand champion of the #TourDeECRL

Passbook runs April 8—Sept. 30, so get touring

Stay tuned for information on 60th anniversary celebration events to be hosted in every branch in September! Watch for more details this summer.


You can also watch a short clip of Executive Director Carla Lydon giving a more detailed explanation with Sherlock the Fox. Spoiler Alert: Stay tuned until the end to see Sherlock and friends’ latest dance moves.

Weather Related Closures

Update: Mille Lacs Lake Library (Isle) closed at 5:30 this evening.

Update: The Aitkin Spring Craft Night scheduled for 6:00pm tonight has been postponed to April 25 at 6:00 pm.

The Milaca Community Library & the Duquette outreach stop will not open today.

We anticipate that normal hours will resume tomorrow. We will update this post as the day and the storm system continues. If you’re stuck inside on this snowy day check out our ebooks, eAudiobooks & digital magazines! All of these can be downloaded with your library card from the comfort of your home!

Relive your favorites on Children’s Book Day

Remember when Max sailed off to a faraway land in Where the Wild Things Are? Or the time Charlotte spun “Some Pig” for Wilbur and all to see in Charlotte’s Web? Who can forget Peter Rabbit’s daring escape from Mr. McGregor in his garden?

Today is Children’s Book Day, the perfect time to read through these stories and all of your childhood favorites again and share them with your children or grandchildren.

East Central Regional Library has a fine collection of children’s storybooks at each of its 14 branch locations. You can also search for a book or any of our Storytime to Go kits in our online Library Catalog.

Spread the love of reading with a child on Children’s Book Day, and help foster the imagination of the next generation!