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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
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
TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today Exhibit Coming to ECRL
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
2023 Tax Filing Season
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
In order to add additional security, MNlink.org now requires patrons to log in with their library barcode number and associated pin/password. This is the same
ECRL Outreach Service Update: Onamia Stop Returns!
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!
Reading Reflections: December 2022 Reading Challenge
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
ECRL Receives 2022 Spirit of Community Award
East Central Regional Library (ECRL) was honored by the Lakes & Pines Community Action Council, Inc. on Monday, October 3 with the 2022 Spirit of
2022 ECRL Reads Title Announced!
Each year we encourage readers across the region to read the same book and come together as a community around that book. We are happy
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. She came to the throne when she was just 25 years old, in 1952. On Thursday, September 8,
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association (ALA) to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a
1 Million OverDrive Checkouts!
Today we are doing a happy dance because our 1,000,000th digital title was checked out in OverDrive! The lucky title that brought us to the
New Reading Recommendation eNewsletter Coming in July!
The Books’n’More eNewsletter is retiring in June to make room for our new Reading Recommendations eNewsletter. Reading Recommendations will allow you to pick and choose
Minnesota State Parks Library Program Continues!
As of June 1, 2022, the DNR has announced that they will continue and expand their state park library program for another three years! This
Thank You, Spring for Libraries Fundraiser Supporters!
The totals are in for our first annual Spring for Libraries Fundraiser, which ran from April 1-30, 2022. Thanks to the generous support of our