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

To checkout all the fun and find out more about the upcoming 2018 summer reading program, visit our NEW summer reading program website page.

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

New titles arriving soon

New titles have been added to the catalog. See if your favorite author has a book coming out this fall.

ADULT FICTION

Author Title Pub. Date
Alexander, Tamera Christmas at Carnton 10/03/17
Austin, Lynn Where We Belong 10/03/17
Bradford, Barbara Taylor Secrets of Cavendon 11/21/17
Byler, Linda A Dog for Christmas 10/03/17
Chiaverini, Jennifer Enchantress of Numbers 12/05/17
Gray, Shelley Shepard The Gift 11/07/17
Hannon, Irene Dangerous Illusions 10/03/17
Klassen, Julie The Ladies of Ivy Cottage 12/05/17
Patterson, James The People vs. Alex Cross 11/20/17
Roberts, Nora Year One 12/05/17
Rollins, James The Demon Crown 12/05/17
Steel, Danielle Past Perfect 11/28/17
Wiseman, Beth Home All Along 9/26/17

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New titles have been added to the catalog from your favorite authors.

ADULT FICTION

AUTHOR TITLE PUB. DATE
Beaton, M. C. The Witches  Tree 10/03/17
Brown, Dan Origin 10/03/17
Carlson, Melody The Christmas Blessing 9/05/17
Carr, Robyn The Summer That Made Us 10/03/17
Chamberlain, Diane The Stolen Marriage 10/03/17
Coben, Harlan Don t Let Go 9/26/17
Coulter, Catherine Enigma 9/12/17
DeMille, Nelson The Cuban Affair 9/19/17
Eicher, Jerry S. Mary s Home 8/01/17
Eicher, Jerry S. Phoebe s Gift 8/01/17
Eicher, Jerry S. Silvia s Rose 8/01/17
Flynn, Vince Enemy of the State 9/05/17
Graham, Heather Wicked Deeds 9/19/17
Harris, Charlaine Sleep Like a Baby 9/26/17
Hart, Carolyn Ghost on the Case 10/03/17
Hilderbrand, Elin Winter Solstice 10/03/17
Hoffman, Alice The Rules of Magic 10/10/17
Karon, Jan To Be Where You Are 9/19/17
King, Stephen Sleeping Beauties 9/26/17
Macomber, Debbie Merry and Bright 10/03/17
Michaels, Fern Holly and Ivy 9/26/17
Michaels, Fern Need to Know 8/29/17
Miller, Linda Lael A Snow Country Christmas 9/26/17
Patterson, James Haunted 9/18/17
Sawyer, Kim Vogel Bringing Maggie Home : A Novel 9/05/17
Steel, Danielle Fairytale 10/10/17

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