A library is surely more than brick and stone, more than a beautiful building. My definition of a library would be that it is an assembly hall, a drawing room, free to all people, where at any time they are at liberty to go and there become acquainted with and receive edification and instruction from celebrated poets, wits, novelists, travelers, biographers, historians, and in fact, many of the learned and the cultivated of all ages in all departments of knowledge.William Ross at the dedication of the Memorial Library in 1904
124 W 7th St,
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Contact us for volunteer opportunities and information about how to become a Friend of the Blue Earth Community Library!
The library works closely with other public libraries of the Traverse des Sioux System and academic, school, and special libraries in the SMILE Library System. The library joins other Minnesota Libraries under the provisions of the reciprocal borrowing agreement.
You can view the full catalog, as well as place holds, by visiting the TDS website.
Thursday, February 6th – 10:30 a.m. Hugs and Kisses
Thursday, February 20th – 10:30 a.m. Blankets (Bring yours if you’d like)
Saturday, February 8th – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – All ages
Crafternoon at the Library
Monday, February 10th – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 14th – 10:30 a.m. – Mine Supports – Ages 6 – 12
Saturday, February 22nd – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Lego Challenge – Ages 6 – 12 (Preschool with an adult)
Friends of the Library Valentine Tea
Saturday, February 15th – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – All ages
Storytime at 10:30 a.m. – Crafts, Food and Tea!
This is a great time to introduce your child to their first stories and songs. Focus in this group is on beginning concepts such as numbers, animals, colors and self. This is a perfect way for toddlers to socially interact.
- Please be on time. Be early so you and your child will have time to get a drink or use the restroom if necessary. It is not always easy to hold the attention of a child for 30 minutes let alone a whole group of preschoolers. We can do this very well if they are not distracted by late arrivals. If circumstances make you late, however, you may still come.
- Please remain in the library during story times. If you have a toddler please remain in the story time room and participate with your toddler for a lap-sit program. We know you will want to be there if your child should become ill or just get terribly lonesome for you.
- Please keep any visiting with other adults to a minimum.
Policies & Procedures
You can download the library’s policies and procedures by clicking the appropriate link below. The Board revises Library policies as time and circumstance require, and they shall be reviewed annually at the beginning of each year.