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!

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.