New! Free Online Tutoring and More with Brainfuse

East Central Regional Library cardholders now have access to on-demand virtual tutoring, writing assistance, career and interview coaching, and more with two new services created by Brainfuse: HelpNow and JobNow. Both services offer live help daily, from 2 to 11 PM.  Video content, test prep, homework tools, and additional skill building and career-enhancing resources are …

Local Resources

Looking for information about local restaurants, grocery stores or city offices? This information has been collected for all of the communities in our counties that host a library location. Our staff is updating these lists as they can and as the situation develops. Local Resources Find up to date information on many of the communities …

Shelter Locations

Due to the dangerously below zero temperatures, several shelters and community locations are remaining open 24 hours as a warming station for those without access to warm, safe shelter or housing. See locations below. We recommend that you call to verify details. Cambridge New Pathways (310 Ashland Street South) http://newpathwaysmn.com/ Mora First Presbyterian Church (551 …

Pre-register to vote!

Today, Tuesday, October 16th is the last day to pre-register to vote for the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 6th. Pre-registering saves you time at your polling place on election day! Register online (ends 11:59 p.m). Register on paper (ends 5 p.m.). Don’t worry though! If you miss the deadline to pre-register, you can still vote!  …

Introducing Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

Interested in getting your novel, dissertation, poetry collection, or children’s book into ebook and print-ready formats?   The Minnesota Library Publishing Project (MLPP) provides online publishing tools and training information to support independent authors and small publishers, all for free.   MLPP’s book design tool is Pressbooks: an easy-to-use, online tool that enables authors and publishers to …