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Monday: Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wendesday 3:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

All of Scott County Library classes, programs, events, and outreach are canceled through August. Monitor our COVID-19 Response Page for the latest updates to library services. 

Reserve a Computer in your Library 

Starting the week of Monday, May 18th, customers may use our online booking system to reserve a computer at their preferred library. Use the links below to make a reservation. Please make sure to read the directions when you book.  

We offer free, public access computers with access to the Internet and printing in all of our libraries. All of our computers are Windows PCs with Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Customers may print up to 10 pages for free in Black & White.  

There are some limitations to the service for the health and safety of customers and staff. At this time, customers will be required to wear a face mask when they arrive and for the duration of their visit. Please read the full directions and requirements when you book reservation. 

Only visiting to print? Consider using our convenient Curbside Pickup printing service! Send us your job through our online form, and we’ll print it for you to pick up. Visit our Curbside page to learn how.

Curbside Pickup

NEED BOOKS, MOVIES, AND CD’S TO STAY BUSY?

Curbside Delivery: Bored and needing something to do? Use our curbside pickup service to get library books, movies, and CD’s. Simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Browse our online catalog at www.scottlib.org and place holds on items you would like to request.  You will need your library card number and 4 digit pin number to place the hold. If you are not sure what yours is simply call the library and leave a message and we will get back to you.

Step 2: Wait for us to email you to let you know your items are at the library to be picked up. That email will contain a link to sign up for a curbside pickup appointment.

Step 3: Show up for your scheduled pickup appointment. Park in the curbside pickup spot located by the front library door. Call the number on the sign to let staff know you are there.

Go to our curbside pickup page for more information. https://www.scottlib.org/1937/Curbside-Pickup

Summer Library At Home Edition

June 6 - September 5, 2020

For ages 0-18 - Celebrate a season of reading with Summer Spotlight At Home Edition!

The library is planning an entire summer of exciting at-home events and activities for kids and families. Visit www.scottlib.org/summer for more details on:

  • The schedule of events, including virtual performances (featuring library staff and some favorite performers), weekly online activities, mail-out and pickup events such as arts workshops and escape rooms.
  • How to enter our summer prize drawings for Barnes & Noble gift cards.

How to request a Summer Spotlight at Home packet:

Every week we post new:

Pajama-Jama Pet Storytime where you can hear a new pet each week read a bedtime story. View our latest one here.  You can even submit a picture of your pet to have them be a guest pajam-jama storytime pet! Submit your pet information here

Early Literacy Class: Join our staff for a virtual early literacy class! Each week we will post a new Early Literacy class like this one

Weekly Online Trivia for kids and adults: Each week we post a new themed online trivia for kids and adults.

At Home Library Programs: Miss our hands-on art classes? We’ve launched some classes at home. Simply visit our events calendar and register for classes. We will coordinate a time for you to pickup the materials for the project. Then you will follow along with a staff instructional video to complete your project!

Hands On Art Classes are Back!

Thanks to some very dedicated and enthusiastic local artists, we are announcing "Hands On at Home", art classes that you can do remotely. Like our regular Hands On classes, registration is required for each class. The difference is that you will learn via online videos and printed instructions. Art supplies for each class will be available for curbside pick up, or if you are unable to leave your home we will mail them to you. Your instructor will be available to answer questions virtually.  It's almost like a face-to-face class, but you won't need a mask and hand sanitizer! 

Weekly Trivia

Some of you may be avid participants in fun bar trivia nights. But alas, social distancing means no trivia nights. In order to keep your brains well-exercised, we've decided to post a weekly trivia contest for fun. A new online trivia is posted every Tuesday. Visit our website at https://www.scottlib.org/1925/At-Home-Library to participate!

Make Your Pet a Star!

Every week we post a new Pajama-Jama Storytime where a pet reads a fun story. You can use our online form at this link https://www.scottlib.org/FormCenter/Library-6/PajamaJama-Pet-Submission-167 to submit a picture and basic information about your pet. Each week we will use a new submission to create our next episode of Pajama-Jama Storytime. View the current video on our website at https://www.scottlib.org/1925/At-Home-Library

Learn about Virtual Programs in Our Newsletters

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

 

SUPPORTING YOUR LIBRARY

The Belle Plaine Friends of the Library welcomes new members throughout the year.  Stop by the library for more information on the group and how they support the community and library.

 

 

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