Telling Our Library Story

I just finished a presentation for the Cambridge Rotary Club. I’ve done similar presentations before, but I never get over the excitementment of being able to give away so much — and it doesn’t raise my library budget or cost me anything personally. I started out today’s presentation by asking people to show their library …

How to Use MnLINK Like a Pro

With MnLINK, you can request books, music, and videos from any library in the state. You’ll be surprised what you can find, for free. Basic Use To request materials with MnLINK: Search the ECRL Catalog first, to see if we have the item in our own collection. If not, visit MnLINK. Type in your search …

Visiting County Boards

This past Monday was the three-month anniversary of my first day at East Central Regional Library. The last three months have been good ones and how quickly they have flown by! One of my initial goals was to go to a meeting of the the County Board of Commissioners in each of our six counties. …

Rush City Grand Re-Opening

On Saturday, with kids in tow, I attended the Grand Re-Opening of the Rush City library. The coffee was strong, the cookies were chocolate chip, the library was crisp and gorgeous, and all attendees were excited about their “new” library. What more could one ask for? Jeanette and Jane and assorted volunteers did an outstanding …