The library is open!

The library is now open to the public without an appointment! Capacity will be limited to 10 people at a time, and hours will be adjusted to allow for cleaning at the end of the day.... more
Emergency Broadband Benefit slogan in front of colorful houses.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Enrollment begins May 12, 2021! The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19... more

"Tails and Tales" Summer Library Program

The Summer Library Program begins Monday, June 7! For more information, click here.

Beanstack 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club

Go to 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

Miles's Picks

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  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2019
  • Hometown: Wood Lake, MN
  • Favorite Book: Never Grow Up by Jackie Chan

Podcasts Listening To: Joe Rogan Experience

TV Shows/Movies enjoyed:  Trailer Park Boys

Now Reading:  The Shining by Stephen King

Now Listening to:  Money Master: the game by Tony Robbins

Previously read...

Kirsten's Picks

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  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2010
  • Hometown: Madison
  • Favorite New Picture Book: Drawn Together by Minh Le
  • Recommended read: Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford


Now Reading:  Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

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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: Seven Perfect Things by Catherine Hyde

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: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett, My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, The Coyotes of Carthage by Steven Wright

Now Listening to: The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

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