New Sandstone Public Library Building Opens Tuesday, October 31, 2023!

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The Sandstone Public Library will be closed October 23-28 while we move to our new location at 106 Main Street, Sandstone, MN 55072. The new building will open to the public on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The new building is almost triple the size of the original Sandstone Public Library building. With approximately 8,600 sq. […]

Presidents’ Day Holiday

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All East Central Regional Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in honor of Presidents’ Day. We look forward to welcoming you back into your favorite ECRL branch starting on Tuesday, February 22. Find the hours for all of our branches on the locations and hours page of our website. And as […]

Holiday Schedule

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In celebration of the upcoming holidays, all ECRL locations will be closed on the following days: >Friday, December 24, 2021 >Saturday, December 25, 2021 >Saturday, January 1, 2022 Please note that all branches will also be closing by 5pm on Friday, December 31, 2021 in celebration of New Year’s Eve. Even when your favorite library […]

SERVICE UPDATE: Closed for Thanksgiving

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In recognition of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25th, all ECRL branches and Headquarters will be closed. Library services will resume on Friday, November 26th. Disappointed that you can’t visit the library on Thursday? Don’t worry, there are lots of great online services that you can access 24/7! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby & Overdrive, […]

OUTREACH SERVICE UPDATE

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We are excited to announce that our Isanti, Braham, and Onamia outreach locations will be going back to 4-hour visits from our Outreach Librarian through the end of the year! Did you know that East Central Regional Library provides Outreach Services to serve many of the smaller communities in the region where there is not […]

Veterans Day 2021

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In recognition of Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th, all ECRL branches and Headquarters will be closed. Library services will resume on Friday, November 12th. Disappointed that you can’t visit the library on Thursday? Don’t worry, there are lots of great online services that you can access 24/7! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby & […]

MORA PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING UPDATE

UPDATE Wednesday,10/20- The brand new, freshly paved parking lot has finished drying and is ready for use starting today! MORA PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING UPDATE: starting Tuesday, October 19 (tomorrow), the parking lot at the Mora Public Library will be closed for paving. We expect the parking lot to be closed for 2 days while the […]

SERVICE UPDATE: McGregor Public Library Closing at Noon 10/7/2021

SERVICE UPDATE: The McGregor Public Library is closing at noon today (10/7/2021) for carpeting cleaning. We look forward to welcoming you back to the library tomorrow! Find McGregor’s regular hours here: https://staging.ecrlib.org/locations/mcgregor-public-library/

SERVICE UPDATE: Phone Audio Error

👉 Wednesday 9/29 Update: All ECRL branches are still experiencing some audio troubles on incoming calls. As of this morning, we are moving to a new phone provider which should resolve all phone and audio issues at ECRL. For the time being, when you call an ECRL branch we will answer the phone and if […]