May 2015
Volume 5, Issue 5
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Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program

East Central Regional Library urges families to shake, rattle, or roll to the library for our Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. This music-themed program encourages kids and teens to read throughout the summer.

Each of ECRL branches and our Outreach program will host a range of free activities for children and teens that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

There's also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Children who don't read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall. Those children who participate in summer reading programs and read a minimum of six books score higher in reading AND math when they return to school. (Dominican University, IMLS funded research: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap)

Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests as well. East Central Regional libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families and the summer reading program is a big part of that committment.

So hop and bop on over to your local East Central Regional Library branch and Read to the Rhythm this summer. Call your local ECRL branch for more information and to pick up a flyer listing all the available activities and learn about the program guidelines at each branch.
               Upcoming Legacy Programming
  (events funded with money from Minnesota's              Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund)

Teddy Bear Band
2015 Read to the Rhythm 
Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Summer is quickly approaching and it is time to get ready to hop and bop all summer long.  So plan to join the Teddy Bear Band as they celebrate their 30th anniversary as a group.  Bring you favorite stuffed animal or teddy bear along to groove to the music.  
Wednesday, June 3
10:30 - am - Aitkin Public Library
1:30 pm - McGregor School Auditorium
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 Multipurpose Room
1:00 pm - Princeton Area Library
Thursday, June 11
10:30 am - East Central School District Gym
1:00 pm - Hinckley Public Library
3:30 pm - Rush City Public Library

Heebie Jeebies
2015 Read to the Rhythm
Summer Reading Outreach Program Kickoff

Glen Everhart's Heebie Jeebies Family Comedy Music show is perfect for the whole family.  Kids will laugh, dance, and move their way through his show full of original kids comedy songs.

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 - Onamia
1:30 pm - McGrath Pavilion

Thursday, June 17 
10:30 am - Hill City Community Room
1:00 pm - Jacobson Community Center

Friday, June 18
10:00 am - Duquette Hall
1:00 pm - Wagner Town Hall - Giese

Illusionist and Magician, Jared Sherlock
Wyoming Area Library 
Tuesday, July 7 - 6:30 pm

Join us as Jared Sherlock, an award-winning illusionist and comic magician, blends his modern magic with comedy and audience interaction.
This event is free and open to the public. Great program for teens and family friendly entertainment!

Old MacDonald Had a Banjo
Cambridge Public Library
Wednesday, July 8 - 10:30 am

Imagine a farm full of songs entertaining and edu
cating the audience with singing, movement, and silliness. Fo
lk musician Paul Imholte plays the part of Old MacDonald as he sings original and classic children's songs.

Plus check out all the other activities going on throughout ECRL. 
Simply check any of the following spots on our website:  NewsBits at, Google calendar, ECRL Facebook page or follow us on  Twitter@ecrlib.
ECRL's Mission
To strengthen communities by connecting people with resources, spaces, and educational experiences that enrich and empower their lives.


*East Central Regional Library is funded by the counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine. ECRL also receives state and federal funds.  


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Overdrive Titles
 (Search for any these in the Overdrive catalog)
eBook Titles
*14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
*Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller
*Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies by Bill O'Reilly
*Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury
*Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories by Mary Higgins Clark
*Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick
*I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster
*Perfect Match by Fern Michaels
*Stubborn Fat Gone by Jorge Cruise
*Tox-Sick:  From Toxic to Not Sick by Susanne Somers

eAudio Titles

* 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
* Cat's Lair by Christine Freehan
*Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury
* Don't Go Home by Carolyn Hart
* Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline
* Gathering Prey by John Sandford
* Hot Pursuit by Stuart Woods
* It's a Long Story by Willie Nelson
*Memory Man by David Baldacci
*Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson

New DVDs in the ECRL catalog
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*Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez
*Drive Hard starring John Cusack
*Fifty Shades of Grey starring Dakota Johnson
*Proposal starring Sandra Bullock
*Racing Hearts starring Jamie Dorman
*Selma starring David Oyelowo
*Stick It starring Jeff Bridges
*Still Alice starring Julianne Moore
*Taken 3 starring Liam Neesom
*Wedding Ringer by Kevin Hart
Forthcoming Print Fiction in the ECRL catalog
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*A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker
*Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
*Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
*Hidden by Heather Graham
*Love Everlasting by Tracie Peterson
*Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs
*Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
*Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
*Willow Brook Road by Sherryl Woods
*Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand
Forthcoming Print Adult Non-Fiction Books in the ECRL Catalog
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*Essential Emeril by Emeril Lagasse
*Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin
*Lucky Life Interrupted:  a Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw
*Martha Stewart & Appetizers by Martha Stewart
*Paula Deen Cuts the Fat by Paula Deen
*Unlikeable:  The Problem with Hillary by Edward Klein
*Zero Belly Cookbook by David Zinczenko
New Books on CD
 in the ECRL catalog
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*Amaryllis by M. C. Beaton
*Devil's Bridge by Linda A. Fairstein
*Friction by Sandra Brown
*Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
*Make Me by Lee Child
*Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd
*Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber
*Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler
*Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
*Undercover by Danielle Steel