Registration now open

Library pro tip: Some of the awesome upcoming library events require registration.  Registration for many of those events opened today. Register yourself online, from wherever you are! Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Chisago Lakes Make Your Own Luggage Tags – Pine City Storytime and Penny Boats – Hinckley Lego Club – Cambridge International Candy Tasting – […]

Where Do You Want to Go This Summer?

Why not let Reading Takes You Everywhere?  Excitement and fun await those who want to take the journey with us.  Join the East Central Regional Library 2018 summer reading program, Reading Takes You Everywhere starting Tuesday, May 29.  Throughout the summer, check out great books, earn prizes and attend lots of fun and exciting library […]

MN Zoomobile’s “Cool Animals of the North”

The Minnesota Zoomobile is bringing its Cool Animals of the North program to an East Central Regional Library location near you. All ages are invited to this free event to celebrate the end of the 2017 Reading by Design summer reading program. Experience a variety of animals native to our state and learn about ecological […]

Reading By Design Summer Reading Program

The library is a vibrant place, full to the rafters with kids, teens and parents during the summer.  Want to join in the fun? Do you enjoy storytimes or making recycled art sculptures?  Want to join a Lego Club, make Art bots, or balloon powered cars? You’ll find something for everyone by participating in the 2017 […]

Final Week of SYNC 2016

Update: SYNC 2016 has ended. SYNC will return in May 2017! Our final week of this year’s SYNC Audiobook program is here. Thanks for participating in SYNC all summer long!  We hope you’ve enjoyed the pairings. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the […]

SYNC Week 14

This week’s pairing highlights just a few of the many ways of being American.   Cristina Henríquez’s novel The Book of Unknown Americans takes us inside a community of whom many Americans have little awareness. This book unfolds with an ensemble of Latino neighbors from a variety of cultures, with different personal histories, and with diverse […]

SYNC Audiobooks Week 13

Alternate views on growing up on the outside No matter the genre, good fiction has the capacity to present truths more directly and accessibly than any other word-based communication. We tell and listen to stories for entertainment—yet, just as significant to us is that these entertainments reveal reality compactly and with memorable coherence. Week 13 […]

SYNC Audiobooks Week 12

Meet two internationally famous Africans who faced colonial and post-colonial societies in their homelands with history-changing words instead of weapons.  Download and listen to the eAudiobooks Nelson Mandela’s Mandela: An Audio History and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart today. Available for a Limited Time Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing […]

Summer Reading Closing Program

Comic Magician Jerry Frasier 2016 Read – For the Win! Fun and laughs happen fast when comic magician, Jerry Frasier, comes to the library! With a jolt of imagination and amazement, Jerry encourages all ages to exercise their magical minds. This national entertainer wows audiences all over the country, from New York to L. A. […]

SYNC eAudiobooks Week 11

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s heroine, Fat Angie,  seems to have enemies on every side now that her sister has been captured while serving in Afghanistan. Bullies at school, a bullying mother at home, and a reality becoming much less acceptable to Angie than her carefully guarded hopes that her sister will come home have put her into an […]