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 County 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.
Children’s Storytime and 2019 Summer Reading Program
2019 Summer Reading Program
June 3rd – Summer Reading Registration Begins – All Ages!
12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 – Zoomobile – All Ages.
3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 – LEGO Club for Grade K-6 – Preschool with an adult.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 – Food & Fun Pool Party at Putnam Park.
10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14 – LEGO Club for Grade K-6 – Preschool with an adult.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18 – Eat Like an Astronaut – Ages 6 & up (pre-registration required).
11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 – Launch and Light – Ages 8 & up (pre-registration required.)
10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12 – Lego Club – Ages 6 & up.
1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 – Bruce the Bug Guy – All Ages.
1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 – Brodini’s Magic Show – All Ages.
1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 – Congo Music Program – All Ages.
August 24th – Final Day of Summer Reading Program.
Summer Preschool Storytimes will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for children from birth to age 7!
June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 1, August 15 and August 22.
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.