We're hiring for a Substitute Library Assistant!

Substitute Library Assistant position Black Earth Public Library Variable hours per week not to exceed 23 hours in a two week pay period Application deadline: January 15, 2022   The... more

Teen Advisory Board

Our Teen Advisory Board meets monthly and is for students in grades 6-12. New members are always welcome! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 25 from 4-5pm. Future meetings will be listed on the... more

Thank You from the Friends of the Black Earth Library!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the Friends' Silent Art Auction this year. The auction was a resounding success with a record 65 donations of art, and a record number of bids as... more

Beanstack 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club

Go to blackearthlibrary.beanstack.org to sign up! This program is for kids from birth until the start of Kindergarten. The goal is to encourage you to read 1000 books with your child before the start... more

Kanopy is now available to Black Earth Library card holders

Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more Get your Black Earth Library card number handy, download the app on your device or navigate to www.... more

Hoopla now available for Black Earth Library card holders

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by the Black Earth Public Library that allows library card holders to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on... more

Bailey's Picks

Bitmoji Bailey

  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2021
  • Hometown: Washington, Iowa
  • Recommended Read: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  • Recommended Listening: Truer Crime podcast

Now Reading:  The Open House by Sam Carrington

Now Listening to: Something Was Wrong (podcast)

Previously read...

Kirsten's Picks

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  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2010
  • Hometown: Madison
  • Recommended Read: The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson
  • Recommended Listening: The Stacks podcast


Now Reading: The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith


Now Listening To: Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

Previously read...

Michelle's Picks

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  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2014
  • Hometown: Middleton
  • Favorite Recent Release: Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
  • Michelle is the keeper of the Recipes, too!

Now Reading: Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events of Our Lives by Mira Kirshenbaum

Now Listening To: The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Previously read...

Donna's Picks

  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2014
  • Hometown: Madison
  • Favorite book of Favorite Author: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Check out Donna's column, the Book Nook, in the Star News!
  • Check out Donna's Suggestions, too!

Now Reading:  Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto; Sea Wife by Amity Gaige; This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl

Now Listening to: The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall

Previously read...