New Sandstone Public Library Building Opens Tuesday, October 31, 2023!

Text reads: We're Moving! New Sandstone Public Library location: 106 Main Street. Opening Tuesday, October 31.

The Sandstone Public Library will be closed October 23-28 while we move to our new location at 106 Main Street, Sandstone, MN 55072. The new building will open to the public on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The new building is almost triple the size of the original Sandstone Public Library building. With approximately 8,600 sq. […]

SERVICE UPDATE: Phone Audio Error

👉 Wednesday 9/29 Update: All ECRL branches are still experiencing some audio troubles on incoming calls. As of this morning, we are moving to a new phone provider which should resolve all phone and audio issues at ECRL. For the time being, when you call an ECRL branch we will answer the phone and if […]

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! In celebration, we’re waiving the typical $1 replacement fee for anyone who has lost or damaged their East Central Regional Library card. Don’t have a library card yet, your first one is always free! Head into your local ECRL branch to get your first library card, or replace […]

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 […]

All ECRL Branch Hours to Change Starting March 4, 2018

In an effort to better serve the public and their busy schedules, in December the East Central Regional Library Board approved new operating hours at all 14 library branches across the six county area. The new hours will begin on Sunday, March 4, 2018, and can be viewed by clicking on any of the listed […]

Inside the Library at Downton Abbey

East Central Regional Library has a unique event in store for Edwardian era history buffs and fans of a certain British drama series that has captured the hearts of America.  A free presentation on the library at Highclere Castle, or Downton Abbey—as it’s known to the legion of followers of the PBS series, is set for […]

Creating Art with Nature

Hey, adults!  Discover the art of nature printmaking, a process in which an object (leaf or flower, for instance) is pressed into a plane surface to make a direct printing surface or matrix.  Learn how to transfer the beauty found in nature into art with a nature printmaking workshop for adults at the North Branch […]

Chisago Lakes Library open!

UPDATE (12:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 5): The Chisago Lakes Area Library has opened its doors, effective immediately, following a temporary closure due to building construction. So come on in, and thank you for your patience! UPDATE (9:17 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017): The Chisago Lakes Area Library in Chisago City remains closed today (Wednesday, July […]

Folk Dance Series Continues with Finn Hall

East Central Regional Library in partnership with the Pine County Historical  Society in Askov welcome people of all generations and dance levels to check out a series of folk dance instruction and live performance at the Pine County Historical Society in Askov. On Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. join us for the second event in […]

ECRL Executive Director to Retire

Isanti County Commissioner Mike Warring was right on the money when talking about Barbara Misselt during a special recognition of her retirement at this month’s East Central Regional Library Board of Directors meeting. “We always admired how Barb treats people, the staff and the board with respect,” he said. That statement meant a lot to […]