A visit with author Peter Geye

The community is invited to meet Minnesota author Peter Geye during a special visit and book signing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at East Central Regional Library Wyoming.

His award-winning novels include Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and Wintering. Book reviewers have called Wintering a literary journey into the forbidding wilds of Northern Minnesota… a portrait of fathers and sons, generational battles of love and exhaustion, forgiveness and mystery.”


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.

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!

National Crayon Day!

Crayons don’t have feelings, or do they? In the spirit of National Crayon Day (that’s today, March 31), children and adults alike will be opening up a box of crayons and bringing animals, characters and landscapes to life through coloring.

If you need a little inspiration, think of poor Duncan in The Day The Crayons Quit, a bestseller among children’s picture books. When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them. Beige Crayon is tired of being in Brown Crayon’s shadow. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring oceans and clear skies. And Orange and Yellow… well, they are no longer speaking as each thinks he is the true color of the sun.

Whether to appease your crayons and get them back to doing what they do best, or satisfy the needs of your inner artist, let’s color something for all to see on National Crayon Day!

Use #NationalCrayonDay to share your colorful creations on social media.

New titles coming your way!

The temperature outside is finally heating up, and so are your favorite authors with new book arrivals. 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.

Beneath the Attic by V. C. Andrews
Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
One Good Deed by David Baldacci
The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker
Dark Illusion by Christine Feehan
The Attack by W. E. B. Griffin
After Sundown by Linda Howard
At Death’s Door by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Institute by Stephen King
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Cut and Run by Fern Michaels
The Warning by James Patterson