Summer Learning Program

The 2019 Summer Learning Program at East Central Regional Library will be out of this world! Our summer program, A Universe of Stories, begins Tuesday, May 28th, and we encourage everyone to stop by their local branch and pick up their materials!

For kids ages 3-11, you will be asked to complete 20 hours of reading and/or reading-related activities. For each 5 hour milestone you will get a prize! When you reach 20 hours you will also get your name in the Grand Prize Drawing! Grand prizes vary by location but every location, including Outreach, has 4 packs of tickets to the Minnesota State Fair to give away.

For teens, you will be asked to submit book reviews. For each review submitted, your name will go in the prize drawing for fabulous prizes including 4 packs of tickets to the Minnesota State Fair! You can submit reviews online!

At select locations, we have our Rubber Ducky Club for younger readers,ages 0-3. We ask that caregivers and children complete tasks that will help develop early literacy skills. Prizes are a rubber ducky and a board book!

Adults, we have something fun for you, too! At select locations, we’ll be offering an adult version of our summer program. You will be asked to complete reading related activities or read books for your chance to win prizes!

Before you blast off, check out some stellar events this summer. The fun begins with a visit from The Jolly Pops, a musical trio of Dads who live to rock out with kids of all ages.

Tuesday, June 4

10:30 a.m. Aitkin Public Library

2:30 p.m. McGregor Public Library


Wednesday, June 5

10:30 a.m. Mille Lacs Lake Community Library, Isle

1 p.m. Milaca Community Library

3:30 p.m. Princeton Area Library


Thursday, June 6

10:30 a.m. North Branch Area Library

1 p.m. Rush City Public Library

3:30 p.m. Mora Public Library


Tuesday, June 11

10:30 a.m. Cambridge Public Library

1 p.m. Chisago Lakes Area Library, Chisago City

3:30 p.m. Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library

Wednesday, June 12

10:30 a.m. Pine City Public Library

1 p.m. Hinckley Public Library

3:30 p.m. Sandstone Public Library

To reserve your spot pick up a free ticket at the location you wish to attend starting on May 28th.

To see all the events check out our events calendar at

Sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, local partners, Friends of the  Library and East Central Regional Library.