SCOTT and ZELDA — ECHOES OF THE JAZZ AGE

        During his lifetime, The Great Gatsby brought F. Scott Fitzgerald only $8397.00 in royalties. Today the book is a staple in high school and university English classrooms and is widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century American novels. On June 10, 2009, a first edition copy sold for $180,000.00 …

ECRL Blue Ribbon Reader Named

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 of the 12 public library systems in Minnesota was asked to submit the name of …

NEW BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS at Your Library!

Publishers are gearing up for fall!  New biographies and memoirs are sure to be popular and many will hit the bestseller lists.  Check the ECRL catalog in the coming weeks for the following: Bruce by Peter A. Carlin – the life of Bruce Springsteen based on interviews with family, band members, friends, and ex-girlfriends But …

Why can’t I get this eBook from ECRL?

ECRL very much wants to offer popular titles to you in the eBook platform; however, when it comes to purchasing eBooks, libraries do have a limited market to select from.  Why are popular titles unavailable as eBooks?   First, not every book that gets published is published as an eBook.  For example, it wasn’t until …