1 Million OverDrive Checkouts!

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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 1 million mark was “The Other Mrs.” by Mary Kubica. Interested in reading this book yourself? Place your hold on the eBook or eAudio book here. Here are some other […]

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 which book categories interest you specifically, sending you a once monthly email full of book recommendations in those categories! There are 24 categories to choose from and you can choose […]

Minnesota State Parks Library Program Continues!

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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 means through July 1, 2025, ECRL (and 116 other participating libraries that have partnered with Minnesota State Parks and Trails) will continue to offer patrons free Minnesota State Park passes! […]

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 local communities, we raised $11,225.05 across the region! The following branch locations met and/or exceeded their fundraising goals and will be using the donations to purchase the Wish List items […]

Spring for Libraries Fundraiser

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East Central Regional Library is excited to announce our first annual fundraiser, Spring for Libraries, which will run April 1-30, 2022!  For this campaign, each library branch within ECRL has chosen specific wish list items that will directly impact that library’s patrons. Read more about each branch’s wish list items and campaign goals on our Spring […]

Request for Proposal- IT Services Provider

ECRL currently manages its IT infrastructure and outsources some applications to outside vendors. It is the desire of the Library to out-source the following support: Network, email, infrastructure support, network security, disaster recovery, and on site and remote client service.  This Request will be used to obtain proposals from qualified IT service providers. Proposals are […]

Understanding the Ukraine Crisis

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Are you looking to understand the tragedy occurring in Ukraine? Your library is here to get you the sources you need.  Before you search, be aware that there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation out there. So when you look at a source, double check that the post you’re seeing is the original source of the […]

2022 Tax Filing Season

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2022’s tax filing season officially began on January 24, 2022. The last day to file is April 18, 2022. Did you know that tax forms are available online?  East Central Regional Library has compiled some online tax resources for you here.  Library staff can assist with locating and printing online tax forms, but are not able to […]

Tell Us Why You LOVE Your Library!

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Do you love your library?? If so, we want to hear from you! We’re collecting stories to share with our legislators in the hopes of increasing library funding. Minnesota’s libraries have banded together and are collecting stories that show the positive impact libraries make on the lives of our patrons. We’d love to hear about […]

OverDrive App Retiring

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Attention all OverDrive app users: this app is being retired by its creator, meaning it will no longer be updated or supported in the near future. All OverDrive app users should plan to switch to the Libby app by the end of 2022 to continue accessing free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines with your East Central […]