New book list!

These authors consistently top the most-checked out across East Central Regional Library. Add their soon-to-be released titles to your TBR list and place your holds now to beat the rush!

Fiction

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Closed for Inventory

These East Central Regional Library branch locations will be closed for inventory on the following days:

  • Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, December 4th
  • Princeton Area Library on Thursday, December 6th
  • Mora Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th
  • Aitkin Public Library on Wednesday, December 12th
  • Pine City Public Library on Monday, December 17th
  • Chisago Lakes Area Library on Wednesday, December 19th
  • North Branch Area Library on Thursday, December 20th

Completing an inventory of the East Central Regional Library collection helps keep the collection organized, current, and complete. This helps you, our library patrons, by making sure that books are where they should be when you look for them, that the information and titles we have on the shelf are up to date and accurate, and that we have a wide variety of titles that encompass all areas of interest.

Other East Central Regional Library locations will be open their regular hours during the inventory process; feel free to check out a neighboring library! In addition, digital library services are available 24/7/365!

Please make your plans accordingly. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience as we work to improve your library experience.

November is Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month, a time to celebrate literacy with picture books! Picture books are one of the first ways that children are introduced to words, as they are closely tied to the images in the books.

East Central Regional Library has put together a short list of popular new picture books. Check some out and snuggle up with your child today!

Picture books only require two things: a reader and a listener. Together, you have magic.
–Tammi Sauer


Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummins

This book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he’d make. His letters to prospective owners share that he’s house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won’t anyone open their heart—and home—to a lonesome dog?


Quiet by Tomie DePaola

While observing the busy world around them, two children and their grandfather take a moment to appreciate being quiet and still.

 

 


I Am Human by Susan Verde

A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.

 

 


Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

 

 


All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year. All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.


What are some of your favorite memories around picture books? We’d love you to share them with us!

New eAudiobooks from RBdigital!

East Central Regional Library has added over 7,500 eAudiobooks to its RBdigital collection! This consists of over 5,700 adult titles and over 1,900 titles for children and young adults.

All of these newly added titles are multi-access, meaning multiple users can check out titles at the same time, eliminating holds. No waiting for these eAudiobooks, ever!

Here just a few of the popular titles and authors available from RBdigital to inspire your listening. Available 24/7/365:

Children & Young Adult

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City of Cambridge Location Option Sales Tax Referendum Results

Yesterday citizens of the City of Cambridge voted on a local option sales tax referendum.

The question ballot read: Do you approve a one-half (.5) percent local sales tax to fund the construction of a new Cambridge Public Library and East Central Regional Library Headquarters, the City’s street improvement program, and outdoor park development through calendar year 2043? By voting “yes” on this question you are voting to increase the sales tax in Cambridge.”

The official results are in.  With 2 out of 2 precincts reporting, the referendum has passed.

  • YES: 2115 (61.63%)
  • NO: 1317 (38.37%)

You can find other election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

Thank you to the volunteers for your hard work on this campaign!