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125 West Main Street
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LIBRARY HOURS AND COVID PROTOCOLS ARE CHANGING!
This summer, we're transitioning some services to increase access to in-library resources. In May, customers can continue to visit libraries in person during walk-in Express Service hours to browse materials, complete quick computer transactions, and check out items.
On June 1st, walk-in hours will increase, furniture will be back in spaces, all computers are available for use, and meeting rooms will reopen.
The new hours beginning June 1st are below.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Which safety guidelines are Scott County Libraries following?
Following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Scott County Public Health, we are observing these important safety precautions:
- Face Masks (updated 5/14/21): We no longer require visitors to wear masks, but you are welcome to wear one inside the library if you prefer to.
- Social Distancing: We encourage you to keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself, other customers, and library staff.
- Cleaning: We are cleaning high-touch surfaces regularly. As a courtesy, we will provide wipes to anyone who would like to sanitize a surface before use.
EXPRESS LIBRARY HOURS
During the express library hours customers can enter the building to browse library materials, grab library holds, check library materials out, and use the copy machine.
- Tuesday: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENT SERVICE HOURS:
During appointment service hours customers can sign up to use a computer and they can schedule curbside pickup appointments to get their available library holds. Visit our website for more information or call us at (952) 873-6767
- Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Friday: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Library encourages customers to visit their website to view a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions about reopening. Customers may also call their library with questions:
Belle Plaine Library: 952-873-6767
Schedule a time to stop by one of the Scott County Library branches to pick up their available library holds. We ask that you stay in your car and at least six feet away from library staff during the pickup process. For more information or to schedule a pickup time please visit our website and look under the services tab for curbside pickup or call your local Scott County library branch during curbside pickup hours to talk to library staff.
NEW Library Mobile App
Easily manage your items, follow updates, and find convenient shortcuts to digital services on the new Scott County Library mobile app! Search for “Scott Lib (MN)” in your app store and sign in with your library card and PIN.
eBooks, eAudiobooks, & eMagazines
Our eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines are available 24/7. Visit our eBooks page to get started with cloudLibrary and RBdigital, our platforms for electronic materials: www.scottlib.org/ebooks
Homework Help & Learning Support for Youth: Schoolwork got you down? We have great online resources for students, including free online chat tutoring with Homework HelpNow. Students in Shakopee Public Schools ISD 720 and Burnsville Eagan Savage ISD 191 are welcome to use their Virtual Student Library Cards to log into our Online Resources. Teachers may also apply for an Educator Online Access Card, so you can access and recommend those same great resources to your students. Information about student and educator cards is located at www.scottlib.org/schoolcards
Ask a Librarian
Our “Ask a Librarian” and “Ask a Law Librarian” forms are great ways to reach out to library staff for information needs. You can also call any of our locations and leave a message - we will return your call as soon as we are able. Find those at www.scottlib.org/ask
Online Library Reading Challenges
We hope you are getting in some quality reading time, so why not get rewarded for it? Join us on Beanstack for our 3000-page (for ages 6-Adult) or 300-book Spring Challenge and earn fun prizes. Download Beanstack from your App store or use in a mobile or desktop browser at https://scottlibmn.beanstack.org/
Learn about Virtual Programs in Our Newsletters
Library staff are working on new ways to reach our customers that are no longer able to visit the libraries. Sign for our Adult or Kids & Family newsletters to keep up with our latest virtual programs and activities. We’ll be in touch once or twice a week with our newest virtual programs and library updates. Sign up at www.scottlib.org/newsletters
The Scott County Library System is a service-oriented network of community libraries whose mission is to fulfill the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community through the acquisition, organization, access and guidance to a wide variety of library materials and data.
The Belle Plaine Branch of the Scott County Library System is happy to be a vital part of the local community. We strive to support the needs of a wide range of library customers. The library stocks large print books, audio books on tape or CD, music and a wide variety of books, magazines, videos, DVD, E-Books and newspapers. We can supplement the materials available in the Scott County Library System with materials from libraries throughout the state and neighboring states, through cooperative agreements with other libraries. Your library card is good at any of the towns and cities in the Scott County area. Make sure you have the smartest card of all-your library card. With the smartest card you can get help with your homework, download audiobooks to your MP3 player, research companies for that upcoming job interview, learn a new language, check out books or movies to relax with, and so much more...Contact the Belle Plaine Library or stop in to sign up!
Toy Lending Library -
Did you know we have a Toy Lending Library in our Community? If you didn't you should visit the Library. There is an assortment of items including: book and prop combinations, puzzles, creative dramatic play, science, musical toys, computer games and audio CDs. Toys can be checked out for three weeks at a time and must be returned in clean and complete condition. This is a great opportunity to have special toys for grandchildren coming to visit or Daycare Providers to provide a unique experience for their daycare children. The Toy Lending Library is made possible by the Belle Plaine Friends of the Library and ECFE.
Family Story Time - ECFE is going to the library! The Belle Plaine Public Library and ECFE are coming together to provide you with fun and interactive story times. We will read stories, sing songs and play games as we explore a variety of books and poems. Be sure to come and visit us at the library and don't forget your library card for checking out books, movies or toys!
Special Events - The Belle Plaine Public Library has special events happening throughout the year. Please look to the right of this page for a schedule of these events.
Belle Plaine Friends of the Library
Do you enjoy the programs, books, computers and even the building the Belle Plaine Public Library is house in? If so, you can thank the members of the local Belle Plaine Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library sponsor an annual book sale at the Belle Plaine Public Library. They donate time and funding towards the Summer Reading Program, other programs and author's visits. They have even brought the jolly old elf, Santa Claus into the library to visit with the children and grown-ups. He's always checking to see if you've been naughty or nice! Currently any fundraising the Friends of the Library are doing is going towards the purchase of a new microfilm machine to have for use at the Library. The fundraising comes from the annual book sales and the charitable gambling fund.
The group meets every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Library or if attendance isn't possible, via e-mail. The Belle Plaine Friends of the Library is always welcoming new members, adults and children, to it's group! You can download an application from the website or stop by or call the Library during business hours.