These East Central Regional Library branch locations will be closed for inventory on the following days:
Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, December 4th
Princeton Area Library on Thursday, December 6th
Mora Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th
Aitkin Public Library on Wednesday, December 12th
- Pine City Public Library on Monday, December 17th
- Chisago Lakes Area Library on Wednesday, December 19th
- North Branch Area Library on Thursday, December 20th
Completing an inventory of the East Central Regional Library collection helps keep the collection organized, current, and complete. This helps you, our library patrons, by making sure that books are where they should be when you look for them, that the information and titles we have on the shelf are up to date and accurate, and that we have a wide variety of titles that encompass all areas of interest.
Other East Central Regional Library locations will be open their regular hours during the inventory process; feel free to check out a neighboring library! In addition, digital library services are available 24/7/365!
Please make your plans accordingly. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience as we work to improve your library experience.
These authors consistently top the most-checked out across East Central Regional Library. Add their soon-to-be released titles to your TBR list and place your holds now to beat the rush!
Tim, our favorite (and only) Outreach Librarian, suggested we shift the schedule based on the feedback he was hearing from you, and we listened!
East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Cambridge Public Library.
Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged man who is still struggling to find or rebel against maturity. Maanum, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, won the title of Great American Storyteller in 2017.
Laura MacKenzie will be performing traditional Scottish and Scots Gaelic music from the Outlander series starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library.
The elaborately composed soundtrack of the television series incorporates a number of Scottish songs and dance tunes, and the books themselves refer to even more. MacKenzie delivers a program of Outlander’s traditional music, from both the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland, on an array of instruments like wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border bagpipes and voice.