6/19 SERVICE ALERT: All ECRL branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Regular service will resume on Thursday, July 20.

Tumble Books

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.   Tumble Book Library is a great resource for children in grades K-6. It offers […]

New Kids and Teen OverDrive websites

Introduce your kids and teens to East Central Regional Library’s Kids and Teen Collections of digital titles! East Central Regional Library has expanded its services with new digital library experiences just for kids and teens. The main digital collection, which can be accessed by the East Central Regional Library collection in the OverDrive app or […]

Final Week of SYNC 2016

Update: SYNC 2016 has ended. SYNC will return in May 2017! Our final week of this year’s SYNC Audiobook program is here. Thanks for participating in SYNC all summer long!  We hope you’ve enjoyed the pairings. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the […]

Sign in issue at OverDrive website

Update: the previously reported sign in issue is now resolved. Patrons can successfully sign in at ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. We have received notice from OverDrive that you may be experiencing issues signing into ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library website.   OverDrive is investigating the cause.  ECRL will post an […]

Free Summer Listening with SYNC!

What? SYNC is a free summer eAudiobook program for teens 13+. (Adults, you can listen too.  We won’t tell the teens!) SYNC began in summer 2010 and has been growing ever since. In 2014, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks. In 2015, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks. SYNC 2016 will give […]

More Big Library Read!

Have you finished American Sniper, but just can’t get enough? Taya Kyle, the widow of author Chris Kyle, visited with OverDrive’s Professional Book Nerds podcast to share more about their story and talk about the version of Chris you may not see in American Sniper. Taya, who is also a New York Times best-selling author, shared wonderful insight into their experiences […]

American Sniper Discussion Questions

Are you reading the Big Library Read title, American Sniper, along with us?  Have you read it before? What are you waiting for? Dish! Start a conversation with readers all over.  Here are some discussion questions to get you started.   Chris Kyle seemed to see the world divided into Good and Evil and the way he […]

Participate in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

Big Library Read program allows readers to borrow American Sniper without wait lists or holds March 17th – 31st. East Central Regional Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with the same eBook at the same time. […]

Introducing Ebooks Minnesota!

READ LOCAL! Ebooks Minnesota is an online eBook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.   Ebooks MN is a collection featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers.  The collection […]

Intermittent errors at OverDrive digital library website

Update:  The previously reported website issues that some users may have encountered on ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library are now resolved. We will continue to monitor. We apologize for the inconvenience. (6:23pm) We have received notice from OverDrive that you may be experiencing issues accessing ECRL’s Digital Library website. OverDrive is investigating the cause.  ECRL will post an update when […]