ECRL Reads

The Annual ECRL Reads 2021 Event is here!

Each year we encourage readers across the region to read the same book and come together as a community around that book. We are happy to announce that this year’s book is The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson.

Join us for small group book discussions at each ECRL branch, 3 in-person and 1 virtual author visits with Diane Wilson herself, and fun special events between October 1 and November 30. Additional details below!


Join us as we discuss The Seed Keeper in small groups:

Wednesday, October 20 at 1:30PM – Mora Public Library, virtual

Thursday, October 21 at 5:00PM – Chisago Lakes Area Library, virtual

Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00PM – Princeton Area Library

Tuesday, October 26 at 2:00PM – Milaca Community Library

Thursday, October 28 at 6:30PM – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library

Tuesday, November 2 at 11:00AM – Hinckley Public Library

Tuesday, November 9 at 1:00PM – Aitkin Public Library

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30PM – Rush City Public Library

Wednesday, November 10 at 10:30AM – Sandstone Public Library

Saturday, November 13 at 10:30AM – Cambridge Public Library

Monday, November 15 at 11:00AM – North Branch Area Library

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00PM – Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library

Thursday, November 18 at 10:00AM – Pine City Public Library

Thursday, November 18 at 12:00PM – McGregor Public Library


Join us as Diane Wilson discusses The Seed Keeper:

Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30PM – Aitkin Public Library*

Monday, November 22 at 6:30PM – Cambridge Public Library*

Tuesday, November 23 at 6:30PM – Chisago Lakes Area Library*

Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30PM – Virtual Program via Zoom

*Per the author’s request, face coverings will be required at in-person events.

A book cover for the title The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. The cover is mostly blue with a background of pink, red, green, yellow, and pink flowers

Past ECRL Reads selections:

  • 2019 – Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • 2018- The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
  • 2017- Ice-Out by Mary Casanova

ECRL Reads is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.