June Newsletter

June is audiobook month, celebrate by checking out an audiobook from your local branch or check out an eAudiobook using one of our services! Check out our June Newsletter for more information and for upcoming events!

New Books Coming Soon!

Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.

Beating About the Bush by M. C. Beaton

Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock

Summer’s Promise by Barbara Cameron

Blue Moon by Lee Child

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich

Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Non-Fiction

The Ghost of Eden Park: The bootleg king, the women who pursued him and the murder that shocked jazz-age America by Karen Abbott

Chika: A little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family by Mitch Albom

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs

Paula Deen’s Southern Baking: Favorite recipes from her Savannah kitchen by Paula H Deen

Bobby at Home: Fearless flavors from my kitchen by Bobby Flay

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and meals from a sweet and savory life: a cookbook by Rachael Ray

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Library Pro Tip: Want your hands on these titles as quickly as you possibly can?

Are you willing to read Large Print or listen to the Book on CD version? Advanced Holds Options might be for you! Advanced holds are used when you want to receive the first available copy of a title, regardless of format. It allows you to place a hold and select the physical formats you are willing to receive.

How to place an advanced hold:

  1. Log in and search for the title and click “Place Hold.”
  2. Click on “Advanced Hold Options.”
  3. Highlight the formats you would be willing to receive, and click “Submit.”
  4. If no formats are selected, any available physical format (Book on CD, Large Print, or Print) will be used.

Upcoming Closure

East Central Regional Library will be closed in all locations Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 28th.

Memorial Day honors the memory of soldiers who died in the nation’s wars.

 

Summer Learning at East Central Regional Library

The 2019 Summer Learning Program at East Central Regional Library will be out of this world! Our summer program, A Universe of Stories, begins Tuesday, May 28th, and we encourage everyone to stop by their local branch and pick up their materials!

For kids ages 3-11, you will be asked to complete 20 hours of reading and/or reading-related activities. For each 5 hour milestone you will get a prize! When you reach 20 hours you will also get your name in the Grand Prize Drawing! Grand prizes vary by location but every location, including Outreach, has 4 packs of tickets to the Minnesota State Fair to give away.

For teens, you will be asked to submit book reviews. For each review submitted, your name will go in the prize drawing for fabulous prizes including 4 packs of tickets to the Minnesota State Fair!

At select locations, we have our Rubber Ducky Club for younger readers,ages 0-3. We ask that caregivers and children complete tasks that will help develop early literacy skills. Prizes are a rubber ducky and a board book!

Adults, we have something fun for you, too! At select locations, we’ll be offering an adult version of our summer program. You will be asked to complete reading related activities or submit book reviews for your chance to win prizes!

Before you blast off, check out some stellar events this summer. The fun begins with a visit from The Jolly Pops, a musical trio of Dads who live to rock out with kids of all ages.

Tuesday, June 4
10:30 a.m. Aitkin Public Library
2:30 p.m. McGregor Public Library
Wednesday, June 5
10:30 a.m. Mille Lacs Lake Community Library, Isle
1 p.m. Milaca Communi ty Library
3:30 p.m. Princeton Area Library
Thursday, June 6
10:30 a.m. North Branch Area Library
1 p.m. Rush City Public Library
3:30 p.m. Mora Public Library
Tuesday, June 11
10:30 a.m. Cambridge Public Library
1 p.m. Chisago Lakes Area Library, Chisago City
3:30 p.m. Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library
Wednesday, June 12
10:30 a.m. Pine City Public Library
1 p.m. Hinckley Public Library
3:30 p.m. Sandstone Public Library
To reserve your spot pick up a free ticket at the location you wish to attend starting on May 28th.
To see all the events check out our events calendar at ecrlib.org
Sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, local partners, Friends of the  Library and East Central Regional Library.

New Materials!

Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.

Owl Be Home for Christmas by Donna Andrews

Outfox by Sandra Brown

No Judgments by Meg Cabot

The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini

Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs

The Widow Maker by Clive Cussler

Strangers She Knows by Christina Dodd

Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen

Hold on Tight by Shelley Shepard Gray

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Over the Line by Kelly Irvin

Sins of the Fathers by Judith A. Jance

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels

The Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oates

Wyoming Heart by Diana Palmer

The 19th Christmas by James Patterson

What Comes My Way by Tracie Peterson

Bloody Genius by John Sandford

Child’s Play by Danielle Steel

Stealth by Stewart Woods

Non-Fiction

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Salmon and the Earth by Mark Kurlansky

Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin

Songs of America by Jon Meacham

The United States of Trump by Bill O’Reilly


Library Pro Tip: Want your hands on these titles as quickly as you possibly can?

Are you willing to read Large Print or listen to the Book on CD version? Advanced Holds Options might be for you! Advanced holds are used when you want to receive the first available copy of a title, regardless of format. It allows you to place a hold and select the physical formats you are willing to receive.

How to place an advanced hold:

  1. Log in and search for the title and click “Place Hold.”
  2. Click on “Advanced Hold Options.”
  3. Highlight the formats you would be willing to receive, and click “Submit.”
  4. If no formats are selected, any available physical format (Book on CD, Large Print, or Print) will be used.