Introducing HeritageQuest!

East Central Regional Library is pleased to announce that it now offers a family history tool that complements the already popular Ancestry Library Edition. We are thrilled to add HeritageQuest Online database to our growing list of high-quality resources. HeritageQuest is conveniently accessed via the library’s website anywhere with an internet connection by logging in …

J. K. Rowling is Writing New Stories??

          J.K. Rowling has made the news again recently, with outlets blasting headlines like “J.K. Rowling to Release 12 New ‘Harry Potter’ Stories (abc news) and “J.K. Rowling Finally Gives Harry Potter Fans What They Want.” Unfortunately, these aren’t the new novels (or even short stories) that so many of her die-hard …

Bookish Gift Ideas for Tweens

It’s that time of the year—crunch time for those last minute gifts for the holidays. If you are anything like me, you need advice for what to get those hard to buy for teens and tweens like my tween nieces and nephews this Christmas.  Here are some great suggestions: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The …

Read a Banned Book

  Every September the American Library Association focuses on the books that have been challenged and banned in either a school or public library.  Since 1990, the American Library’s Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has recorded more than 10,000 book challenges.  A challenge is a formal, written complaint requesting a book be removed from …