Upcoming Closure: May 31

All East Central Regional Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Library service will resume on Tuesday, June 1.  

Board games now available!

Photo of 9 board games that ECRL has in their collection: Ticket to Ride, Mansions of Madness, Harry Potter Battle for Hogwarts, 7 Wonders, Catan, Sequence, Splendor, Trivial Pursuit, and Code Names.

East Central Regional Library is pleased to announce the addition of a circulating board game collection! The collection features 77 unique titles, with varying difficulty and age levels. Board games are a great way to build literacy, communication, and interpersonal skills all while having fun. Interested? Place your holds today. Need help deciding which game […]

Power Check and Draft Check meters available!

Thanks to East Central Regional Library’s continued partnership with Xcel Energy’s Power Check and Draft Check program, library cardholders can now check out two new, handheld devices that will help conserve energy and ultimately save money on energy bills. The Power Check meter measures the amount and rate of electricity used by appliances and electronic […]

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate Earth Day with East Central Regional Library by participating in this Earth Day Challenge on Beanstack. Find out how to reduce your environmental impact in our air, water, and in your home through this resourceful Earth Day challenge designed to educate and inspire! There are 3 different grade level […]

World’s Largest Digital Book Club Incorporates Humor to Reduce Stress

East Central Regional Library is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress together during the current Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy eBook. Borrow the eBook without waiting by visiting https://ecrl.overdrive.com/ […]

Call for entries in the Minnesota statewide author contests

Minnesota Author Project creates opportunities for self-published authors  and community writing collaborations Minnesota public libraries are pleased to announce the call for entries in this year’s Minnesota Author Project statewide contest for independently-published Young Adult and Adult Fiction.  This is the contest’s fourth year.  The Minnesota Author Project Communities Create category, introduced last year, is also […]

OverDrive Service Alert 4/1/21

Update 7:37 PM: We have observed a stable return to OverDrive services. This incident has been resolved. Update 6:32 PM: We believe service has been restored, but are continuing to monitor the situation. Service alert 5:46PM: Some users may be experiencing difficulties accessing the East Central Regional Library Digital Library on OverDrive/Libby apps or via […]

Service Update: Week of February 14

Pine City Public Library is expanding their modified service schedule, so that Express Service and Computer Appointments are now available during all open hours. Curbside pickup will continue to be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Holiday Closure: Presidents Day

East Central Regional Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents Day. Library service will resume on Tuesday, February 16th. Did you know? In Minnesota, Presidents Day is officially called “Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday.”

Mora is closed on 2/6

Mora Public Library is closed for service on Saturday, February 6th. The cold has stranded staff in their homes, unable to get to the library. Visit the digital library 24/7. Thanks for understanding and stay warm.