About the Library

The Black Earth Public Library, built in 1990, accounts for about 2,600 square feet in the Municipal Building on Mills Street. The library offers the community approximately 21,000 current Books, Magazines, Books on CD, Digital Audio Players, DVDs and Blu Ray DVDs and CDs.

An interlibrary loan system allows Black Earth library users to also borrow materials not available locally from libraries in the South Central Library System and even from libraries anywhere in the United States. 

The library offers four computer workstations with current Windows operating systems and the Microsoft Office suite of programs.  WiFi is also available as is a black and white printer and photocopier for a charge of .10 per page.  

Many digital resources are also offered through the library, such a wide range of e-books and digital magazines, Chilton's auto repair manuals, A-toZdatabases (a comprehensive search tool, of American businesses, "white pages" directory and even current job postings) and also Ancestry, for genealogical research.  Online tutoring is also available, during the school year, through a subscription to the Live Homework Help service, for K-12 Wisconsin Heights students.

The library also offers hundreds of opportunities for children and adults to participate in library programs which are both educational and entertaining.  Please see our calendar for current events.

The library employs six staff members and is governed by a five-member Library Board.

Library Staff

Kirsten Rogers, Children's Librarian

Carolyn Shaffer, Library Director

Donna Vought, Library Assistant

Michelle Zander, Library Assistant

Jenna Schoenmann, Library Page

Brennan Zander, Library Page

Library Board

President - Angie Updike

Vice-President - Gary Schuetz

Heather Messer

Treasurer - Brian Klaschus

Village Representative - Ted Pritchett