New Books Coming Soon!

Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.

Beating About the Bush by M. C. Beaton

Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock

Summer’s Promise by Barbara Cameron

Blue Moon by Lee Child

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich

Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Non-Fiction

The Ghost of Eden Park: The bootleg king, the women who pursued him and the murder that shocked jazz-age America by Karen Abbott

Chika: A little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family by Mitch Albom

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs

Paula Deen’s Southern Baking: Favorite recipes from her Savannah kitchen by Paula H Deen

Bobby at Home: Fearless flavors from my kitchen by Bobby Flay

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and meals from a sweet and savory life: a cookbook by Rachael Ray

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Library Pro Tip: Want your hands on these titles as quickly as you possibly can?

Are you willing to read Large Print or listen to the Book on CD version? Advanced Holds Options might be for you! Advanced holds are used when you want to receive the first available copy of a title, regardless of format. It allows you to place a hold and select the physical formats you are willing to receive.

How to place an advanced hold:

  1. Log in and search for the title and click “Place Hold.”
  2. Click on “Advanced Hold Options.”
  3. Highlight the formats you would be willing to receive, and click “Submit.”
  4. If no formats are selected, any available physical format (Book on CD, Large Print, or Print) will be used.

Melt your cabin fever away with these hot, new titles

Step right up and jump into the newest crime fighting adventures, heart-pounding thrillers, stories of love and special friendships and more from some of the best authors around. Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.

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Where Do You Want to Go This Summer?

Why not let Reading Takes You Everywhere?  Excitement and fun await those who want to take the journey with us.  Join the East Central Regional Library 2018 summer reading program, Reading Takes You Everywhere starting Tuesday, May 29.  Throughout the summer, check out great books, earn prizes and attend lots of fun and exciting library programs for kids of all ages.

Each ECRL branch will offer both a youth (ages 3-11) and teen (ages 12-17) program.  Plus some branches will also offer a special Rubber Ducky program for kids birth to 35 months. The summer reading program is free and open to the public

Checkout all the fun and find out more about the upcoming 2018 summer reading program!

New Storytime Kits to Go Added

We’ve got a problem.  Our Storytime Kits to Go are such a hit it’s hard to find one on the shelves!  But what a wonderful problem to have.  So we decided to add more to the collection.  Twelve more kits have been added to the library catalog.

The new kits include:  Camping, Cowboys, Fairy Tales, Fishing, Happy Birthday, Imagination, Minnesota, Nursery Rhymes, Teddy Bears, Toys, Weather and Wolves

Remember the kits include 5 books, a musical CD and a manipulative (puzzle, puppet, etc.)  Simply stop by any East Central Regional Library branch or search the catalog using the terms “Storytime to Go” and place a hold on one today!  You and the kids will love them.

Warm up with Hot Reads for Cold Nights Reading Program

Celebrate Hot Reads Cold Nights at your local East Central Regional Library branch this winter. All 14 branches plus outreach locations of ECRL will be offering this winter adult reading program.

Read or listen to a book in print or on your computer, phone, or tablet and be eligible to win prizes. The program starts in January. Contact your local ECRL branch for more details regarding specific dates, prizes and participation guidelines or participate online.

The kids get all the fun during the summer, so now it’s time for the adults to have a turn. Warm up this winter by participating in ECRL’s Hot Reads Cold Nights program. The program is sponsored by ECRL, local Friends of the Library groups, and other local organizations.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights online entry form