Small City, GIANT Living

Library

Hours

New Hours as of October 1, 2022:
Monday 10am – 8pm
Tuesday  10am – 8pm
Wednesday 10am – 8pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

 

Contact

124 W 7th St,
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Phone: 507.526.5012
Fax: 507.526.4683
Email: libtfb@tds.lib.mn.us

For upcoming events, check our Facebook Page,
www.facebook.com/BlueEarthCommunityLibraryandFossilDiscoveryCenter

Contact us for volunteer opportunities and information about how to become a Friend of the Blue Earth Community Library!

Library

Online Catalog

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.

Library Exterior Wall Project

During the Spring and Summer of 2022, four large vinyl banners were installed on the library wall adjacent to the parking lot. These banners feature quotes from four authors, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dr. Seuss and William Kent Krueger. This project was organized and funded by the Friends of the Blue Earth Community Library. Have you seen the banners? Please give us your feedback by completing this quick evaluation. https://forms.gle/Yg3xTttF3VwCj9297

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.

History

The Memorial Library, built by William Ellery Channing Ross and dedicated in 1904 to the memory of his wife Etta Chadbourn Ross, has served as the cultural center of Blue Earth for many years. In February 1985, the Blue Earth Community Library was moved to its present location downtown, to better meet the needs of the community. The City of Blue Earth donated the original building to the Faribault County Historical Association in 1987 to be used as a museum. Today it contains historical records, pictures, family diaries, documents, and artifacts where visitors may recall the history of Blue Earth.