Libby by OverDrive Replaces the OverDrive Legacy App Today.

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The legacy OverDrive app permanently retired today, Monday, May 1, 2023. Taking over is OverDrive’s newer reading app, Libby! Libby launched in 2017 and is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks. If you haven’t already made the switch […]

Paypal, Credit, and Debit Cards Now Accepted Online for Fine & Fee Payments

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Patrons have always been able to pay fine and fee payments in person at any East Central Regional Library branch using cash or a personal check. As of March 2023, patrons can also choose to pay their fine or fee payments of $5+ online through their “My Account” portal. Once you’ve logged into your account, […]

Second Annual Spring For Libraries Fundraiser Starts April 1, 2023

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East Central Regional Library is excited to launch our second annual fundraiser, Spring for Libraries, which will run April 1-30, 2023!  For this fundraising campaign, each library branch within ECRL has chosen specific wish list items that will directly impact that library’s patrons. Read more about each branch’s wish list items and campaign goals on our Spring […]

Support Library Funding by Contacting your Legislators

As you may know, last month we sent a group of library lovers down to the Minnesota State Capital for Library Legislation Day. We advocated for a variety of library legislation that has the potential to positively impact all libraries across the state!  This week, library systems around Minnesota are advocating for staff, patrons, and […]

Legacy Overdrive App Retires May 1, 2023

Hey OverDrive app users, changes are coming your way! The legacy OverDrive app will be permanently discontinued on May 1, 2023. You’ll need to switch to Libby, OverDrive’s newer reading app, soon. You can still use the legacy OverDrive app for now, but we recommend upgrading to Libby today. It’s easy to use and full […]

TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today Exhibit Coming to ECRL

A brown sign sits on top of an American Flag that reads. "Our Country, shall be one country!" and a gray banner across the bottom of the graphic reads, "TESTIFY: Americana Slavery to Today, the Diane & Alan Page Collection.

The photo gallery exhibit features images of art and artifacts from the Diane and Alan Page Collection, which is currently on display at the Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Gallery, and includes audio narration. The photo exhibit will be at the Cambridge Public Library from Saturday, March 4 to Wednesday, March 15.  At a time of […]

2023 Tax Filing Season

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2023’s tax filing season officially begins on January 23, 2023. The last day to file is April 18, 2023. Did you know that tax forms are available online?  East Central Regional Library has compiled some online tax resources for you here.  Library staff can assist with locating and printing online tax forms, but are not able to […] Update

In order to add additional security, now requires patrons to log in with their library barcode number and associated pin/password. This is the same pin/password you use to log into your library account, Libby/Overdrive, and any digital resources you may use through the library. If you need to reset your pin/password, you can do […]

ECRL Outreach Service Update: Onamia Stop Returns!

Text reading Outreach Service Update: Tim returns to the Onamia Depot starting January 17, 2023 and a photo of Tim in the lower right corner.

Starting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, our Outreach Librarian, Tim, will be returning to the Onamia Depot from 11am-3pm as part of our Outreach route! Tim is very excited to be back at the Onamia Depot and can’t wait to see all of the Onamia patrons again! Stay tuned for additional information on the Onamia […]

Reading Reflections: December 2022 Reading Challenge

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December’s Beanstack reading challenge starts today! The Reading Reflections challenge is designed for readers of all ages, and runs December 1- 31, 2022. Simply log your reading and complete fun activities in the Beanstack app to earn digital badges all month long. We hope you will join us for this fun reading challenge! Enroll in the Reading Reflections reading […]