National Book Awards Finalists

The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced this morning. The winners will be announced on November 16th. The list of finalists is on the National Book Awards site at: http://www.nationalbook.org/ Use the NBA site to build your reading list with winners of past awards. Barbara Misselt, Director

Ebooks are coming!

You asked and we listened! East Central Regional Library will launch ebook service in late 2011. The ECRL Board of Directors gave their approval, an implementation team is established, and we’re making plans. An ebook (also called e-book, electronic book, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, …

Minnesota’s Own – JUDY GARLAND !

Eighty-nine years ago today, Frances Gumm was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  In 1935, she signed a seven-year contract with MGM, the biggest motion picture studio in Hollywood.  In 1939, she shot to international stardom as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”. Frances Gumm was better known as JUDY GARLAND. It was a rough and …

Minnesota Book Awards Nomination

East Central Regional Library: Fifty Years of Connections 1959-2009 has been nominated for the 23rd annual Minnesota Book Awards. The book was written by recently retired Technical Services Librarian Marilyn McGriff as part of the observance of ECRL’s fiftieth anniversary. The book has been nominated in the category titled “Minnesota.” You can check out a …