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.

Monthly Activity Grab Bags for Kids

Every month we will have 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 to reserve... more

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

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

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:  She's Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard

Now Listening to: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Previously read...

Kirsten's Picks

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  • At Black Earth Public Library since 2010
  • Hometown: Madison
  • Recommended Read: How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity by Stuart Getty
  • Recommended Listening: Hear to Slay podcast with Roxane Gay and Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom


Now Reading:  The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas


Now Listening To: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Previously read...

Michelle's Picks

Bitmoji Michelle

  • 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: Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber

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: Everywhere You Don't Belong by Gabriel Bump, Spaceside by Michael Mammay, The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Now Listening to: The Tarnished Eye by Judith Guest

Previously read...