New Music CDs

The following music CD titles have been added to our catalog. Click here to search for and place holds on your favorite artists. Title Artist   TOP 40 Mobile Orchestra Owl City Sometime Last Night R5 Black Rose Tyrese Water for Your Soul Stone, Joss COUNTRY   Angels And Alcohol Jackson, Alan The Blade  Monroe, Ashley Blacked […]

New Music CDs

The following music CD titles have been added to our catalog. Click here to search for and place holds on your favorite artists. TOP 40 Ciara Jackie Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind Various Artists NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 54 Various Artists NOW #1s Carey, Mariah #1 To Infinity Twenty One Pilots Blurryface Foxx, Jamie […]

Announcing the new OverDrive app for eBooks & eAudiobooks!

A new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS, and Windows 8 was released yesterday! This most long-awaited update is the elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process! Users no longer need to create and/or authorize their app with an Adobe ID to get started enjoying eBooks & eAudiobooks. We expect this change […]

Funky Possum Dance Party to Celebrate End of Summer Reading Program

The summer has flown by and it’s about time for us to end our Paws to Read Summer reading program at our libraries.  But there’s one last thing to do!  We’re going to celebrate with a program, the Funky Possum Dance Party.  Funky Possum Dance Party is a high-energy, fun, and interactive show for children […]

Final Paws to Read Events – July 22 thru August 1

Turtle Hurdle Rush City Public Library  Tuesday, July 22 – 3:30-4:30 pm            Join the naturalist from St. Croix State Park and           learn about the challenging lives of our local turtles           and make a turtle craft to take home.  Geared for ages           3-12 and sponsored by the MN DNR. Smokey the Bear to Visit Preschool Storytime North […]


More Paws to Read Summer Reading Program  Upcoming Events – July 6 thru July 19 Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Pine City Public Library  Northwoods Humane Society at Wyoming Area Library McGregor Presents the Lake Superior Zoomobile! Learn how animals move and groove and meet some animal ambassadors from the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.  Stop […]

Paws to Read Summer Reading Program Begins Soon!

  Paws to Read Summer Reading Program Begins Soon! We’re all waggin’ our tales in anticipation of the 2014 Paws to Read summer reading program.  Children ages preschool thru grade 6 are invited to participate at any East Central Regional Library branch.  Younger children may have an adult or older child read to them.  A […]

ECRL Kids Create Glass Art Contest Winners

  Example of  Kids Create Glass contest courtesy of glassblower, AnthonyMichaud-Scorza This past summer ECRL ran a Kids Design Art contest.  Children ages 4-10 were invited to enter a special contest to have their drawing turned into a glass sculpture by local glassblower, Anthony Michaud-Scorza.  Over 150 entries from our 14 branch libraries were turned in.  […]

2013 ECRL Blue Ribbon Reader Named

Faith, 2013 Blue Ribbon Reader     It’s fair time and everyone wants to win a blue ribbon!  This year, the Minnesota Summer Reading Program and Youth Services Committee decided to recognize a Blue Ribbon Reader from each public library region in the State of Minnesota. Each public library system was asked to submit the […]

Choosing the Right Guide for Your Trip

Whether you are traveling near or far, the East Central Regional Library is a good place to start when you are planning a trip.  If you are browsing, check out the 914 – 919 and 796 in the nonfiction section to find a variety of books about places to travel.  You can also do a […]