The Future of the Library: You talk. We listen.

The surveys are done, and East Central Regional Library is now excited to hear your thoughts, ideas and vision for its future in person during six upcoming community listening sessions.

Bring a friend. Bring your neighbor!

As part of a new strategic plan, we want to hear from you to make sure the library is serving your needs. The following facilitated sessions are for anyone and everyone. Mark your calendars!

Cowboy Pride: join the digital book club!

Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, author Lacy Williams has introduced a new dual love story with a Wild West twist. Voted on by librarians and library readers, Cowboy Pride, has been selected for the next Big Library Read.

From July 9-23, East Central Regional Library readers will be able to borrow the eBook with no wait lists or holds at or by downloading the Libby app.


Space still available for skateboard art workshops for teens

Teens who would like to customize a skateboard with their own design can get stoked about upcoming skateboard art workshops presented by East Central Regional Library.

Mark Rivard will lead the workshops where participants will hear his inspirational story of becoming a professional artist, learn his artistic techniques and create an original work of art on an actual skateboard deck using Sharpie markers. At the end of workshop, participants can take their customized board deck and Sharpies home. (Wheels and hardware not included.)

Pre-registration is required on the Events Calendar, and space is limited. Here are the workshop dates:

Monday, July 9

2-4 p.m. – Chisago Lakes Area Library

Saturday, July 14

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Aitkin Public Library

Monday, July 16

2-4 p.m. – Cambridge Public Library

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Meteorologist Belinda Jensen coming to Cambridge Library

Belinda Jensen is coming to the Cambridge Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12. The chief meteorologist for KARE 11 News enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics through presentations that show school age students the science behind weather. She also helps kids understand the mystery of weather with her series of children’s books featuring the character “Bel the Weather Girl,” who is already fascinated with the weather as an 8-year-old.

This program is recommended for ages 7 and up along with their families. Sponsored by East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.