2022 ECRL Reads Title Announced!

Gone to Dust Cover Image

Each year we encourage readers across the region to read the same book and come together as a community around that book. We are happy to announce that this year’s selection is Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman. Join us for small group book discussions at each ECRL branch, 6 in-person and 1 virtual author visits with […]

New Look Coming Soon!

🤩 EXCITING NEWS!! 🤩   East Central Regional Library is getting a fancy new LOGO and WEBSITE! We’ll be the same great library you know and love, soon with a new logo and color scheme! Here’s a sneak peek of our new logo…any guesses as to what it is??   Spot our brand new logo […]

Author visits feature Leif Enger

Join us for a special author visit featuring Minnesota author Leif Enger and his latest book, Virgil Wander, the selection of the 3rd Annual ECRL Reads. Monday, Nov. 18th | 6:30pm- Cambridge Public Library Tuesday, Nov. 19th | 6:30pm – Chisago Lakes Area Library Thursday, Nov. 21st | 6:30pm – Mora Public Library Saturday, Nov. […]

ECRL Reads: Wendy Webb to visit, discuss The Fate of Mercy Alban

Two-time Minnesota Book Award winner Wendy Webb, author of this year’s ECRL Reads title, The Fate of Mercy Alban, will be visiting four East Central Regional Library branches as the culminating event to the 2nd Annual ECRL Reads. Mark your calendars: Aitkin Public Library Monday, November 26, 6:30 pm Milaca Community Library Tuesday, November 27, […]

ECRL Reads: Quiet the noise with Novel Activism

Join authors Sarah Stonich (pictured above) and Sally Franson for a discussion about the quiet activism of literature in an era of loud headlines at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. Novel Activism encourages attendees to engage in this conversation about books, stories, poetry—any writing that has in some way shaped […]

ECRL Reads: Celtic music with ‘Stringman’ Paul Imholte

Experience the sweet sounds of Celtic music with “Musical Stringman” Paul Imholte during a special ECRL Reads performance at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in downtown Isle. The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Imholte performs Irish and Scottish reels and jigs on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer, sings traditional […]