Additional hotspots now available!

Additional Wi-Fi hotspots are now available to East Central Regional Library members! Providing free Wi-Fi on the go, these hotspots work with your phone, tablet, laptop or any other Wi-Fi-enabled device. These devices can be found in the Library Catalog where adult cardholders can place their holds as well as find a link to the […]

3 Locations Closed on Election Day

The Aitkin, Hinckley and Chisago Lakes libraries will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. It’s Election Day, and the buildings will be set up as polling places.  **Regular hours will resume the following day.

Join authors for virtual Moving Words event Sept. 26

Enjoy a lively virtual discussion with four multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors on Saturday, Sept. 26th, from 9:30-11 a.m. The authors will include Michael Hall, Laura Purdie Salas and Joyce Sidman. Registration is required for this free online event, which will be held on the Zoom platform. Visit the Events Calendar and follow East Central […]

Weekly Service Update: Expanding services in Aitkin and Sandstone

The Aitkin Public Library is adding Computers by Appointment and Express Service on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting on Wednesday, Aug. 26th. The Sandstone Public Library is expanding their service hours on Thursday to 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning the week of Aug. 31st. For more information about these East Central […]

One Book continues with 2nd Chapter Read and Virtual Author Event

The featured book for One Book’s Second Chapter this summer is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin (Minnesota Historical Society Press), featuring a series of essays by Native writers and writers of color in Minnesota. A statewide virtual discussion featuring editor Sun Yung Shin will be held […]

Weekly Service Update – Expanding Services in Princeton and Wyoming

The Princeton Area Library will begin offering Computers by Appointment, in addition to curbside services, beginning on Tuesday, July 28th. Browsing appointments are coming to the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 29th. This in addition to Computers by Appointment and contact-free curbside pickup for holds, which are currently being offered. To see […]

June Events for the Kids!

East Central Regional Library is happy to continue its programming for kids through the virtual experience. The following is a rundown of events this month that youngsters and their families will not want to miss! Virtual Storytime Join us for Virtual Storytime every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM in June! […]

Summer Learning Program begins

The 2020 Summer Learning Program at East Central Regional Library began Monday, June 1, and will run through Aug. 15. This year’s theme is Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover, supporting that reading opens doors to learning and fun! The library encourages everyone from across the region to participate this summer! There will be some significant changes […]

Library now offers Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending regionwide

Wi-Fi hotspot lending is now available to all East Central Regional Library members! Providing free Wi-Fi on the go, these hotspots can be used anywhere within the library’s coverage area via connection with your phone, tablet, laptop or any other Wi-Fi-enabled device. These devices can be found in the library catalog, where you can place […]

James Wedgwood on Facebook Live!

Comic ventriloquist James Wedgwood is bringing his hilarious, family-friendly show directly to your home via Facebook Live on Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. East Central Regional Library is pleased to present this event during National Library Week. Watch the fascinating art of ventriloquism up close as James blends technical skill with quick wit and […]