The mission of East Central Regional Library is to strengthen communities by connecting people with resources, spaces, and educational experiences that enrich and empower their lives.
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The following East Central Regional Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day:
Aitkin, Cambridge, Chisago Lakes, Mora, North Branch, Princeton and HQ; no Outreach in Braham

The following East Central Regional Library Branches will be closed on Tuesday, May 26 in honor of Memorial Day:
Hinckley, McGregor, Milaca, Mille Lacs (Isle), Pine City, Rush City, Sandstone & Wyoming;  no Outreach in Onamia

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ECRL library cards:  A single card is used for all ECRL online services. Issued at all branches and outreach sites and must be renewed every 2 years. Check the expiration date of your library card in "Account Preferences" tab (must be logged in)
Passwords: Reset your own password. Go to Library Card Account (above) and select "Forgot your password"
For renewals, contact any branch or send email to ecregion @ (include name, address, and library card number in the email)

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News Bits

  • Evening Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, June 18 - 7:00 pm

           Our evening book club will be discussing Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar
           Nafisi.  Come join us!

  • Thursday Morning Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, June 18 - 10:00 am

          Please join our discussion of the book, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.

  • Tuesday Evening Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, June 16 - 7:00 pm

          Please join our discussion of the book, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.

  • Legacy Event
  • Outreach Program Opening Summer Reading Kickoff
  • Heebie Jeebies
    • Monday, June 15
      • 10:30 am - Braham Community Center
      • 1:00 pm - Isanti Primary School Gym
    • Tuesday, June 16
      • 10:30 am - Rolf Olson Center in Onamia
      • 1:30 pm - McGrath Pavilion
    • Thursday, June 18
      • 10:30 am - Hill City Community Room
      • 1:3 pm - Jacobson Community Center
    • Friday, June 19
      • 10:00 am - Duquette Hall
      • 1:00 pm - Wagner Town Hall - Giese

             Join us at any or all of our Outreach sites and stops as Glen Everhart
             presents his Heebie Jeebies, Family Comedy Music show.  The events are
             funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Afternoon Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Tuesday, June 9 - 2:00 pm

          Join us as we discuss the book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  • Legacy Event
  • Opening Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event
  • Teddy Bear Band
    • Wednesday, June 3
      • 10:30 am - Aitkin Public Library
      • 1:30 pm - McGregor Public Library
    • Thursday, June 4
      • 10:30 am - Milaca Community Library
      • 1:30 pm - Pine City Elementary School Auditorium
    • Monday, June 8
      • 10:00 am - Mille Lacs Lake Community Library
      • 1:00 pm - Mora Public Library
    • Tuesday, June 9
      • 10:30 am - Wyoming Area Library
      • 1:00 pm - Chisago Lakes Area Library
      • 3:00 pm - North Branch Area Library
    • Wednesday, June 10
      • 10:00 am - Cambridge Primary School Multi-Purpose Room
      • 1:00 pm - Princeton Area Library
    • Thursday, June 11
      • 10:30 am - Sandstone East Central School Gym
      • 1:00 pm - Hinckley Public Library
      • 3:30 pm - Rush City Public Library 

              Get ready to hop and bop into this summer's reading program, Read to the Rhythm
              at each of ECRL's 14 branches.  The event is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts
              and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • Book Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Monday, June 1 - 12:30 pm

          Everyone is invited to join us as we discuss the book, Murder at Spirit Falls by
          Barbara Deese.

  • Cambridge Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Thursday, May 28 - 6:30 pm

           Come join us at the Cambridge Public Library to discuss the book, Sherlock
           Holmes and the Red Demon by Larry Millett.  Sponsored by the Friends of the
           Cambridge Public Library.




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East Central Regional Library
244 South Birch Street Cambridge Minnesota 55008
Phone 763.689.7390      FAX 763.689.7436
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