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Library



The Black Earth Public Library serves the people of the community by providing materials and services which meet their information, education and recreational needs. The library is open 39 hours per week and is staffed by one full time Librarian and two part-time assistants.

Library hours are:
Monday - Friday 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Library Board

The Library Board is governed by a five member Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of representatives from: the village, school district and village board.

System Membership

The library is a member of the South Central Library System and also receives assistance and guidance from the Dane County Library Service.

Collections

Approximately 12,000 non-fiction and fiction volumes are contained in the library collection. The library also offers access to magazines, newspapers, videos, compact discs, and books-on-tape. Patrons also have access to specialized collections.

Technology

* LINK: The library is a member of a consortium of 49 automated libraries known as LINK (Library Interchange Network). LINK affords patrons access to millions of items owned by members libraries. Via terminals in the library, patrons can peruse the holding of LINK libraries, select materials and have them sent directly to the Black Earth Library for pick-up. Patrons are notified by "Harry" the automated calling system when items are in.

* IAC: Patrons can access thousands of magazine articles throughout a periodical database know as Information Access (IAC). Articles can be printed at the library or e-mailed to personal e-mail accounts.

* PC: The following stations are available for patron use.
* Word Processing
* Internet access and connection to Dane County JobNet
* Educational and recreational programs

Programming

* Storytime: The library offers preschool storytime throughout the year. Storytime sessions are usually thematic. Schedules are available at the library.

* Summer Library Program:
The Summer library program is held during the summer months with a reading incentive program continuing through the summer.

* National Library Week: National Library Week is celebrated in April.

* National Children's Book Week: This special week is held in November. Various contests and actives are planned for kids.

Contact: mail@villageofblackearth.com |   JoeMcCoe 2013