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All ECRL Branch Hours to Change Starting March 4, 2018

In an effort to better serve the public and their busy schedules, in December the East Central Regional Library Board approved new operating hours at all 14 library branches across the six county area. The new hours will begin on Sunday, March 4, 2018, and can be viewed by clicking on any of the listed libraries on the Location & Hours page.

According to Carla Lydon, ECRL Executive Director, these changes are a culmination of a multi-year process during which time ECRL sought public feedback in our communities and consulted staff, Board members, and local officials in an effort to better balance our resources across our six county region. Prior to this, open hours had remained the same for more than a decade, despite changes in facilities, communities and traffic patterns. It is our hope that these new schedules will better serve the public and provide appropriate staffing levels to continue to provide the excellent customer service that people rely on when visiting our libraries.



Jon Tatting

Growing up in Cambridge, Minnesota, I went on to enjoy a rewarding 14-year career in community journalism before switching gears to public library service. Every day I am grateful for and learn something new through my marketing and branch assistant roles at East Central Regional Library.

2 thoughts on “All ECRL Branch Hours to Change Starting March 4, 2018

  1. When can we find out what the new hours will be? That information would’ve been helpful in the article or as an addendum to the schedule in the link above.

    1. I’m sorry, I didn’t read that carefully enough. I found the new information by going to that page and clicking on my local library (rather than the “all libraries” link).

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