Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Music CDs

New music CDs have been added to the catalog. Click here to search for and place your holds on these popular artists.

Title Artist STREET DATE
TOP 40
Unbreakable Jackson, Janet 10/2/15
Now That’s What I Call Music 56 Various Artists 10/23/15
Confident (Edit) Lovato, Demi 10/16/15
What Dreams Are Made Of (Edited Version) R. City 10/9/15
Pentatonix Pentatonix 10/16/15
Sounds Good Feels Good 5 Seconds Of Summer 10/23/15
Revival Gomez, Selena 10/9/15
35 MPH Town Keith, Toby 10/9/15
thirty-one Kramer, Jana 10/9/15
Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits  Shelton, Blake 10/23/15
Storyteller Underwood, Carrie 10/23/15
Buy Me a Boat Jansen, Chris 10/30/15

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Forthcoming titles

Click here to search for and place holds on your favorite authors.


Title Author Pub. Date
Cometh the Hour Archer, Jeffrey 2/23/16
Death of a Nurse Beaton, M. C. 2/23/16
Off the Grid Box, C. J. 3/08/16
The Revelation Brunstetter, Wanda E. 2/01/16
On Lone Star Trail Cabot, Amanda 2/02/16
Joshua s Mission Chapman, Vannetta 2/01/16
Devonshire Scream Childs, Laura 3/01/16
The Gangster Cussler, Clive 3/01/16
The Steel Kiss Deaver, Jeffery 3/08/16
A Heart Once Broken Eicher, Jerry S. 2/01/16
Dark Promises Feehan, Christine 3/15/16
Wedding Cake Murder Fluke, Joanne 2/23/16
A Son s Vow Gray, Shelley Shepard 1/26/16
Gone Again Grippando, James 3/01/16
Keeper of the Stars Hatcher, Robin Lee 1/26/16
Clawback Jance, Judith A. 3/08/16
A Girl s Guide to Moving On Macomber, Debbie 3/08/16
Fancy Dancer Michaels, Fern 10/01/15
NYPD Red 4 Patterson, James 3/14/16
A Treasure Concealed Peterson, Tracie 3/01/16
Blue Steel, Danielle 2/23/16
Behold the Man Thoene, Bodie 3/01/16


Title Author Pub. Date
The Way I See It Grandin, Temple 11/01/15
The Last of the President s Men Woodward, Bob 10/13/15


Title Author Pub. Date
Death of a Nurse Beaton, M. C. 2/23/16
House of the Rising Sun Burke, James Lee 12/02/15
All Dressed in White Clark, Mary Higgins 12/02/15
The Pharaoh s Secret : A Novel from the Numa Files Cussler, Clive 12/02/15
The Last Midwife Dallas, Sandra 11/01/15
The Mistletoe Promise Evans, Richard Paul 12/01/15
The Survivor Flynn, Vince 11/01/15
Playing With Fire Gerritsen, Tess 12/01/15
Gone Again Grippando, James 3/01/16
Fear the Dark Hooper, Kay 11/01/15
Ashley Bell Koontz, Dean R. 12/08/15
Secret Sisters Krentz, Jayne Ann 12/02/15
A Girl s Guide to Moving on Macomber, Debbie 3/08/16
Christmas in Mustang Creek : Brides of Bliss County Miller, Linda Lael 12/01/15
Wyoming Rugged Palmer, Diana 12/16/15
Nypd Red 4 Patterson, James 3/14/16
Blue Steel, Danielle 2/23/16
Who Do You Love Weiner, Jennifer 11/01/15


Title Author Pub. Date
The Bitter Season Hoag, Tami 1/12/16
After She s Gone Jackson, Lisa 12/29/15
Point Blank Michaels, Fern 12/29/15
Darkness Robards, Karen 1/12/16

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Music CDs

New music CDs have been added to the catalog. Click here to search for and place your holds on these popular artists.

TOP 40

Title Artist Street Date
Paper Gods  Duran Duran 11-Sep-15
I Am Lewis, Leona 11-Sep-15
Picking Up The Pieces Jewel 11-Sep-15
Digital Vein Cook, David 18-Sep-15
Higher Truth  Cornell, Chris 18-Sep-15
Yours, Dreamily,  Arcs (The) 4-Sep-15
For Life Phases 18-Sep-15


Title Artist Street Date
Illinois Eldredge, Brett  Sept. 11
Southern Drawl Alabama Sept. 18
Turnpike Troubadours Turnpike Troubadours Sept. 18
On Purpose Black, Clint Sept. 25
Servant of Love Griffin, Patty Sept. 25

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Historical ECRL images added to Minnesota Digital Library’s Minnesota Reflections

East Central Regional Library is excited to announce that its first digital collection is live in Minnesota Digital Library’s Minnesota Reflections, courtesy of the Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project.  

ECRL's contribution to Minnesota Reflections provides insight into the oldest existing regional public library system in Minnesota. The collection includes images used in ECRL's history book, East Central Regional Library: Fifty Years of Connections, 1959-2009 by Marilyn McGriff, of ECRL. These photographs include library buildings (past and present), retired library services such as the bookmobile, and ECRL staff members over the years.   The images illustrate the role ECRL has played in our communities and contribute to a greater understanding of rural library services in the state from 1959 on.

Browse the full collection here:

About Minnesota Digital Library:
 Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) provides access to unique digital collections shared by cultural heritage organizations from across the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota Reflections is the first online project of MDL. It is a collection of more than 215,000 photographs, postcards, maps, documents, letters, and oral histories depicting the history of Minnesota. Begun in 2003, Minnesota Reflections includes digital content from more than 157 participating organizations including historical societies, special archives, universities and colleges, and public libraries from across the state who have shared their original materials with the MDL.

About Digital Public Library of America:
Officially launching on April 18, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) aims to provide free public access to digital content in order to create a common resource for libraries and patrons of all types across America.  DPLA links in one place digital collections from organizations such as the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Minnesota Digital Library, and more.

Content available via DPLA includes the written word, works of art and culture, records of America’s heritage, and efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to make the collections more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.  Users can search and scan through millions of items, including by timelinemapvirtual bookshelfformatsubject, and contributing partner.

About the Public Library Partnerships Project:
DPLA has collaborated with MDL in the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The purpose of the PLPP is to provide digital skills training for public librarians across MN, encourage and facilitate participation in MDL and DPLA, and create online exhibitions showcasing their content.  This training was designed to reach public libraries, such as ECRL, with unique local or regional history collection collections that want to share their content with a broader audience but may not have the resources to do so.

In the first stage of PLPP, MDL offered training sessions in creating and maintaining digital content to 31 individuals representing 22 public libraries around Minnesota in 2014.  East Central Regional Library staff members receiving the training were Carla Lydon, Assistant Director, Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian, Nancy Dunbar, Cambridge Branch Librarian, and Carolyn Avaire, Hinckley Branch Librarian. 

In the year since the training, the work has been done behind the scenes.  ECRL  proposed projects for digitization, MDL assisted us in selecting appropriate materials from our collection, and the items were sent to MDL to be digitized and organized.  

By participating in PLPP, ECRL has strengthened its relationship with MDL, improved the digitization knowledge of our staff, preserved materials to provide a lasting record, and allowed ECRL to showcase its history and services in a format we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do, on a state and national level.   

Other PLPP contributions from across the state include a 1930 plat book of Polk County by the Fosston Public Library, portraits of Duluth mayors, master plans for county parks from the Washington County Park Board, and materials from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.  

PLPP wraps up this month, but we’re not done yet. Stay tuned for another ECRL collection in MN Reflections and new online exhibitions to be featured on DPLA! 

Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian