Comedy juggling duo kicks off summer reading program

They have entertained audiences on The Tonight Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen Show and venues all over the globe. Now this husband and wife comedy juggling duo is coming to a library near you. East Central Regional Library is kicking off its 2018 Summer Reading Program – Reading Takes You Everywhere — with performances by In Capable Hands. Made up of Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw, this family-friendly act will tickle the funny bone of any age, any audience, and it’s free and open to the public.

Keep reading or check out our events calendar to see when they will be at an East Central Regional Library branch near you. Due to fire code limitations, FREE tickets for all locations will be available for pick up at your local East Central Regional Library branch starting Tuesday, May 29. Limited seating is available at all venues.


New eReading Room Just for Audiobook Lovers!

Too busy to read?  Think again! Read with your ears!  Listen to an eAudiobook doing housework, at the gym, or on your daily commute.

East Central Regional Library’s OverDrive Digital Library now offers a digital space just for eAudiobook listeners. Just as audiobooks have their own section of physical branch libraries, now they too have their own space in the digital world.

Rising in popularity, eAudiobook checkouts now comprise over 30% of checkouts on East Central Regional Library’s OverDrive Digital Library.  This new Audiobook eReading Room allows dedicated listeners to access the titles they want faster than ever!


Introducing Fitness Kits!

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, designed to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity. There are countless ways to get moving. Are you looking for ways to get inspired to be active? Look no further!

East Central Regional Library is celebrating by introducing a new resource: Fitness Kits!

Fitness Kits provide a way for users to try a new activity, without having to commit to buy new equipment. Consider a new workout such as Pilates, t’ai chi, or foam rolling. Fitness Kits promote health and wellness by offering the opportunity to learn how to use portable exercise equipment. An instructional DVD or guide is included in each kit. There are 12 different kits available. Search the catalog to place a hold. (more…)

Monkeewrench author talk continues in Cambridge, Milaca

PJ Tracy’s Monkeewrench series has become a must-read around the world. Now you can meet the Minnesota author who continues to write about this coveted thriller at upcoming appearances in Cambridge (May 15) and Milaca (May 22). The author was well received during her first visit held earlier this month at the Pine City branch.

PJ Tracy was the pseudonym of mother-daughter writing duo P.J. and Traci Lambrecht, winners of the Anthony, Barry, Gumshoe and Minnesota Book Awards. Their eight novels, Monkeewrench, Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Shoot to Thrill, Off the Grid, The Sixth Idea and Nothing Stays Buried have become national and international bestsellers.