North Woods Niche in Milaca

Develop an understanding of the relationship between the North Woods of Minnesota and the animals who live there during a special presentation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at East Central Regional Library Milaca. Meet four live animals, as the Audubon Center of the North Woods takes you on a journey through the different levels of the deciduous forest. Find out who lives here and what tools the animals have to do their job and fulfill their role in the environment.

This program is recommended for kids ages 10 and up through adults. No registration is necessary. For more information check out the events calendar.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

60th Anniversary Kick-Off!

Please join in celebrating 60 years of East Central Regional Library.

To mark this occasion we are distributing a passbook! This passbook is your opportunity to visit and learn about the branch libraries of East Central Regional Library via the #TourDeECRL.

How to participate:

  • Stop by your local branch or outreach stop to pick up a passbook.
  • For each branch you visit, collect a stamp and enter your name into a drawing for fabulous ECRL loot. Drawings will occur after Sept 30.
  • Collect 3 stamps & receive a celebratory ring pop as the 60th anniversary is the diamond anniversary! (while supplies last)
  • Visit all 14 locations and be featured on ECRL’s Facebook as a grand champion of the #TourDeECRL

Passbook runs April 8—Sept. 30, so get touring

Stay tuned for information on 60th anniversary celebration events to be hosted in every branch in September! Watch for more details this summer.

 

You can also watch a short clip of Executive Director Carla Lydon giving a more detailed explanation with Sherlock the Fox. Spoiler Alert: Stay tuned until the end to see Sherlock and friends’ latest dance moves.

Account email confusion

Yesterday afternoon the company that hosts our online catalog and patron accounts restarted their report function. In doing so, it sent out e-mails from long, long ago that were initially supposed to have been sent, but were not. If you should receive an email that says someone tried to access your account (in the case of password resets), an e-mail that might be for item(s) you’re not expecting, or overdue/lost items fees, please know that it is likely the result of this report function restart. Staff can verify the status of your account to confirm holds and/or fines.

The company is aware that the restart created this problem, and it should not happen again.  We apologize for the inconvenience and concern that this has caused.

A morning with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Aitkin Public Library.

Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged man who is still struggling to find or rebel against maturity. Maanum, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, won the title of Great American Storyteller in 2017.

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