Service Update: Aitkin

8/5/2021- The phone and internet services have been restored in Aitkin. Please be aware that service may still be spotty over the next couple of days as crews continue to work.   8/4/2021- Please note that the Aitkin Public Library is currently without phone and internet services. The underlying issue has been determined, but please […]

Beat the heat with blues, macramé and wire wrapping nature finds

Legacy events will continue to bring quality talent and hands-on activities to our communities next week. Here’s a quick run down of what’s going up: Blues Music with Mike Munson Monday, July 22, 6-7 pm – Aitkin Spend an evening with Minnesota blues musician Mike Munson. From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling […]

Ice-Out Author Visits Culminate ECRL Reads Program

The culminating event of the 1st ECRL Reads program is quickly approaching.  Our ECRL Reads author Mary Casanova will be visiting four East Central Regional Library branches during November to discuss her book, Ice-Out.  For the last 8 weeks community members throughout our six counties have come together through the reading and discussion of Ice-Out and by […]

Welcome Mandie!

ECRL is pleased to say a belated “Welcome!” to Miranda (Mandie) Krueger as the new Branch Librarian in Aitkin.  Mandie succeeds Katie Pierce, who left us this summer to take a new position in the Twin Cities. Mandie is currently enrolled in the University of Kentucky‘s School of Information Science to obtain her MLS degree, […]

Stride’s Duluth: Author Brian Freeman to Visit Aitkin Public Library

East Central Regional Library invites the public to join international bestselling author Brian Freeman for an experience that may cause you to never look at Duluth, Minnesota, the same way again. This Minnesota author presents Stride’s Duluth, a special slideshow presentation profiling real-life places in the Northland that have been featured in Freeman’s books from […]

The Memories to Perform at Aitkin 20th Annual Christmas Tea

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens.  The Memories continue to deliver a show has been described as “Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times.”  Join us they entertain at the Aitkin 20th […]

Save Energy by Checking Out a Power Check Meter

Everyone wants to save energy – whether it’s to lower your monthly bills and/or to help save the environment.  East Central Regional Library has partnered with Xcel Energy to help members of the community learn more about their energy use and determine ways they can save money and conserve energy. All of East Central Regional […]

ELECTION 2008

November 4, 2008 is election day! You may want to look at the following websites and familiarize yourself with your Federal and State governments. Become an informed citizen! In this election year you may also need to locate your polling place or view election results. Check out these sites: USA.gov http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml This is the official […]

Christmas Tea at Aitkin Public Library

It was a festive afternoon at the Aitkin Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 2. Library patrons celebrated the coming Christmas season by reading a variety of Christmas prose and poetry. Afterwards, Christmas tea and elegant goodies were enjoyed by all in the beautifully trimmed library. Many remark that this event is the beginning of their […]