Visitors brighten the day

I wanted to share a day brightener that we just had: A small family group just came in to see the library. They are in from all over the U.S. to visit their aunt. The only thing the aunt insisted they do is to come to see the new library! Aren’t we just the cat’s …

Progress – the Web Catalog

I’ve been here just over a month (Wednesday was my one-month anniversary). Wow, so much has happened. I told Marilyn that I wish we had kept a daily log. We’ve not celebrated each step in the implementation of our new ILS (integrated library system), but there have been plenty. Today is a huge milestone — …

Minnesota gourmands

Last week I received an invitation from Christy Koch and the Pine City Library Board, Foundation, and staff to a Hot Dish Buffet. So, I stopped in Pine City (north) on my way to Rochester (south) Friday evening to check it out. OK, so I’m a little directionally challenged, but I had to see a …

The first post

This marks a new venture for East Central Regional Library – the launch of our Blog, East Central Libraries, which will be a collaborative of staff members. Through the Blog, we will share news of what’s going on in our libraries, and hope to engage the library community in discussion about libraries.