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Blue Earth County Library

  1. Summer Reading 2020!

    May 18, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Summer Reading 2020! "Imagine Your Story!" Beginning on May 18, 2020, children ages 0 to 17 can earn a Barnes & Noble gift card and enjoy new, online programs at home for Summer Reading 2020 at the Blue Earth County Libraries! The sign-up form and the reading logs are available on the Summer Reading link on our website’s homepage. All children will earn a Barnes & Noble gift card for reading and recording ten books by Aug. 31, 2020. Children ages 0 to 3 will earn a 5.00 card; children ages 4 to 11 will earn a 10.00 card; kids ages 12 to 17 will earn a 15.00 card. The links for the video programs will be posted on the news flash of our website’s homepage and also on our Facebook page. Please call 304 - 4020 for more information. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Glen A. Taylor Foundation (primary sponsor), The Friends of the Deep Valley Libraries and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of Minnesota.

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  2. The ScienceTellers present, "Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress"

    May 26, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Long, long ago, two kids go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom from the Ice Sorceress! When things go awry, they must turn to themselves (and to science!) for the answer. A fun, fantasy adventure with dry-ice effects. Click on this link to view the 35-minute program beginning on May 26 and running through August 31:

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  3. Peter Bloedel's "Perpetual Pandemic Show!"

    June 12, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Peter Bloedel has created an amazing new pandemic show for our Summer Reading Program! It’s a new version of this "Perpetual Variety Show," full of magic, comedy, music, juggling and more! Watch it more than once as it runs through August:

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  4. A Kids' Concert With The Jolly Pops!

    June 15, 2020 - July 30, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Sing and dance along with The Jolly Pops! Great kids' music performed by three happy dads!! Click on this link from June 15 to July 30:

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  5. Summer Reading "Creat10! Kits"

    June 15, 2020 - August 29, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    In addition to completing reading logs and watching online programs, summer reading participants can receive a different activity kit each week through August! Beginning on June 15, kits can be picked up curbside with books or call to have them mailed: 304 - 4020. There will be a different theme and different activities each week so that kids can stay sharp all summer! This program is made possible by the generosity of the Glen A. Taylor Foundation.

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  6. Reading and More With Randy Christensen

    June 19, 2020 - August 1, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    You won’t want to miss this brand-new program created by Randy Christensen just for our libraries! Fun for all ages:

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  7. Mike Prestby's Magic Workshop

    July 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    If you enjoyed Mike Prestby's "Imagine The Magic of Your Story" Magic Show, you'll love this behind-the-scenes workshop! Copy and paste this link from June 1 - August 31:

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  8. Siama's Congo Music: Feel-good sounds from the heart of Africa

    July 1, 2020 - July 8, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Siama and Dallas invite everyone on a musical journey to the "Land of Yangalele" (happiness in Lingala)! This program delights audiences of all ages, providing an immersive way to experience the community-centered, celebratory nature of rural African music and culture: This project is made possible with money from MInnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

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  9. Special Storytime with Stephen Shaskan and Trisha Speed Shaskan

    July 1, 2020 - July 8, 2020 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Authors and illustrators Stephen Shaskan and Trisha Speed Shaskan have created a special storytime for our libraries that feature three of their books!

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  10. Storytime For Grown-Ups!

    July 16, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Join us for July's "Storytime for Grown-ups" — a fun storytelling event. The theme of the evening is "News, Weather, Sports." For this virtual event, we welcome special guest TJ Palesotti — a favorite Children's Storytime reader at the library for many years (you really should hear him read "The Wonky Donkey"). But tonight, he'll be sharing some grown-up stories with us! TJ is the Program/Content Director and Morning Show Host for Mix 99.1 KEEZ-FM. In addition to getting us the news and weather updates, TJ is a big sports fan. Then YOU can sign up in the chat space that night to tell your own 5-minute story related to the evening’s theme! Or, feel free to just listen and enjoy. We hope you’ll join in the fun! Please go to "Storytime For Grown-ups" on the homepage to sign up with your name and email. We will email you the link to join this virtual event. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 16th at 8:00 p.m.!

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  11. Book Discussion Club Online

    July 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Join us as we discuss, Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneology, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.) United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 - One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,968338509# Access Code: 968-338-509 Join from a video-conferencing room or system. Dial in or type: or Meeting ID: 968 338 509 Or dial directly: 968338509@ or

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