New York Times Bestselling Author at Mille Lacs Lake Community Library

Join as MN author, William Kent Krueger, stops by to talk about his writing and his enormously popular mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota.  Mr. Krueger will be at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in Isle on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm. His newest title, Sulfur Springs, #16 in the […]

Scrapbooking Anyone?

Interested in learning about scrapbooking?  Then come to the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library on Thursday, May 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  In this 2-hour workshop, MN Historical Society educator Kerri Teske will lead a discussion on trends and techniques, tips for layouts, and project ideas.  She will also demonstrate one type of personal cutting machine. […]

Growing Season Coming Soon

The growing season is coming soon to east central Minnesota.  A stop at your local ECRL library to check out some gardening books and magazines can inspire you to start planting.  These books from the ECRL collection offer some tips and advice for growing food and flowers throughout the summer.   Plant marigolds near tomatoes or […]

Magazines Aren’t Just Print Anymore

Libraries are usually known for their books, but magazines are an overlooked part of the collection.   ECRL has magazines in a variety of formats, depending on your needs.              The most basic is the old-fashioned paper magazine.  ECRL subscribes to many magazines throughout their 14 branches so if you are looking for a magazine […]

Winter Delights

At the Mille Lacs Branch of East Central Regional Library, we slow down at this time of year so I have the time to write a blog posting.  The snowbirds have flown south to their condos and trailers.  The rest of us are left to face winter.  It could be a daunting five months of […]

It All Started in Minnesota

Summer reading has been around for a long time at East Central Regional Library. Vickie Sorn, our Youth and Community Services Librarian, has a list of ECRL’s summer reading themes going back to 1978*. Bionic Readout was the theme that year—must have been the year of the Six Million Dollar Man. The early themes, prizes […]

Willow Skogen from Rural Isle Wins $1,000 from Minnesota College Savings Plan Sweepstakes

Mille Lacs Lake Community Library awarded $500 Thirteen year old Willow Skogen of rural Isle was selected as a winner in this summer’s “One World, Many Stories” @ Saving for College” sweepstakes, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services and the Minnesota College Savings Plan. Mark and Cameo Skogen, parents of Willow, […]