Reach for the stars with origami

Learn the basics of paper folding and making a variety of origami stars during a special workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Milaca Community Library. Minnesota Center for Book Arts instructor Kathleen Sheridan will show how origami stars can be used as ornaments or strung together to create garland. This workshop is for ages 18 and up, and pre-registration is required. Drop by or call the library at 320-983-3677.

This project, presented by East Central Regional Library, was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more programs and events, check out our events calendar!

Celebrate National Library Week: Libraries Lead

This week East Central Regional Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the services, programs, and expertise they offer.

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate and develop their skills and passions.

East Central Regional Library advocates for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning in our communities. Libraries level the playing field for patrons who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.

Today, the State of America’s Libraries Report 2018 was released, an annual summary of library trends that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries.

The report includes the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017.  The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) reported 354 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2017; overall in 2017, 416 books were challenged.


SYNC 2018: Starting April 26th


Summer really is on the way. We can’t guarantee when the weather will agree, but we can guarantee that SYNC will soon usher in a new crop of free eAudiobooks for teen listening.

SYNC is a free summer eAudiobook program for teens, that will give away two free eAudiobook downloads a week – titles paired together based on weekly themes. (Adults, you can listen too. We won’t tell the teens!)

The 2018 line-up includes popular titles such as Kwame Alexander, Sandhya Menon, Jazz Jennings, and more.  (more…)

Dry Ice Capades STEM Event at Princeton Area Library Canceled

The STEM parent/child workshop with Mad Science of Minnesota at the Princeton Area Library scheduled for 6:30 pm tonight, April 3 is CANCELED due to the weather.  The instructor is coming from the Twin Cities where conditions are even worse.  We hope to get back to those that pre-registered for the class if we can reschedule it.  We will contact you within the next week if we are able to do so.  We apologize for any inconvenience.