Halloween Goody Bags for Kids

Stop by the library to 'trick or treat' from October 25 through October 30, and get a Halloween Goody Bag to enjoy on Halloween night!

Teen Advisory Board

The library is starting a Teen Advisory Board! Students in grades 6-12 can earn volunteer hours while planning teen programs and eating pizza! Just fill out an application to get started today.

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

November Activity Grab Bags for Kids

Starting November 1, we will have new Activity Grab Bags filled with activity sheets, a foam sticker craft, a pencil, and a sticker sheet available! Stop in to get one, or give us a call at 608-767-4905... 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

Bailey's Picks

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  • 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 Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Now Listening to: Full Body Chills (podcast)

Previously read...

Kirsten's Picks

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  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2010
  • Hometown: Madison
  • Recommended Read: Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke
  • Recommended Listening: The Stacks podcast


Now Reading: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 11 by Ryan North


Now Listening To: The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

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: Six Weeks to Live by Catherine Mckenzie

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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: Planetside by Michael Mammay, Colonyside by Michael Mammay, The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Now Listening to: Besieged by Diana Gabaldon

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