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Scott County Library

125 West Main Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011

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  • 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. 

Family Resource Centers in the Scott County Area

 Family Resource Centers(FRCs) are a one-stop-shop for connection to services, resources, information and support for Scott County families. There are three FRCs around the county, including one at the Shakopee Library every Monday from 3-7 pm! Visit the website at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/2016/Family-Resource-Centers

Story Stations: Wheel-y Fun with Daniel Tiger at the Belle Plaine Library

The Belle Plaine library invites young Daniel Tiger fans and their grownups to enjoy a free, self-directed early learning program for ages 2-5. Story Stations: Wheel-y Fun with Daniel Tiger will be at the library from October 20-October 22 and celebrates things that zoom, vroom, and speed around the room. Based on the book Trolley Ride, stations include an interactive road trip game, vehicle tangram activity, musical sound station, rhyming puzzle matchup, and more. After the program, participants can pick up a take home packet with a fun rainbow pencil and make-your-own tangrams and rhyme cube activities. Not only is this program designed for maximum fun, but it also features early learning skills to help preschoolers get ready for Kindergarten and ready to read.

The program is open to one household at a time – make a reservation by visiting the website at scottlib.libcal.com or calling the Belle Plaine library at 952-873-6767 during open hours.


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 https://www.scottlib.org/1152/Newsletter

One story L-shaped brick building with a concrete patio and fenced in court yardThe 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!


Bronze sculpture of a girl with long hair reading a book sitting on a log and a boy taking a nap on the logToy 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.


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.


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