May 29, 2015

Open hours:
Monday through Thursday
10am - 12pm
and 2pm - 7pm

Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 1pm

Sunday closed

For Children

Every Hero Has a Story - summer library program - Celebrating Everyday Heroes - June 15 - July 31, 2015

To children, everyday people are heroes: the firefighter who runs in to danger, the police officer who risks his or her life every day on the job, the teacher who introduces them to a world beyond the one they know, the minister or counselor who listens without judgment, the sports coach who teaches them what it means to be part of a team, part of a community. This summer the library will feature some of our own hometown heroes.

Register for the reading program beginning June 8. Kids can read (or be read to) at their own pace. For each 2 hours of reading, there's a small prize (up to 5 prizes). For each 10 hours of reading, their name goes in for a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer program

Where's the Superhero? Every day a toy superhero will be hiding somewhere in the library. When you find it, tell the librarian where it is and your name will go in for a weekly prize drawing.

Summer Storytime with Miss Fredericka and Friends - Fridays at 10:00 am. June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24. Storytime is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years, but younger children are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is not required. Parents/caregivers must remain with their child(ren).

Lunch Bunch - Fridays at noon. June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24. Kids listen to a couple of chapters from Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman each week while eating their own sack lunch. The library provides dessert followed by a fun craft activity. Seating is limited to 15 so registration is strongly recommended. Lunch Bunch is great for kids in 1st-4th grades.

Celebrating Everyday Heroes - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Each week will feature a "show & tell" by some of our own hometown heroes:

June 17 - Dane Co. Sheriff's Deputy

June 24 - District One EMS

July 1 - "The Soda Pups" at the Community Building, 9 Brodhead St.

July 8 - Mazomanie Firefighters

July 15 - Mazomanie Dept. of Public Works

July 22 - Nature Hero, Karen Pape, local beekeeper

Learn how our hometown heroes help keep our community safe and fun. We'll also make detective kits, first-aid kits, and other cool stuff.

Summer Battle of the Books - 5th-8th graade readers form teams representing Mazomanie Free Library and Black Earth Public Library. The battle will be waged on Friday, July 31 at 3:00 pm at the Mazomanie Free Library. Register indiviudally or as a team by June 30 and start reading!

Hold Fast - Blue Balliett; El Deafo - Cece Bell; Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman; Escape from Mr. Limoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein; A Tangle of Knots - Lisa Graff; Rump - Liesl Shirtliff; Loot - Jude Watson; P.S. Be Eleven - Rita Williams-Garcia.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The Mazomanie Free Library welcomes patrons of all ages and abilities. If you need accommodations to attend these programs, please call the library at 795-2104 two weeks in advance.

Building Your Child’s Literacy Skills

Parents and teachers know that children who are read to at an early age become confident, capable readers. Reading to your child just twenty minutes each day helps encourage language skills, stimulate curiosity, and prepare for success in school.

Have a child with a specific interest like race cars or horses? Need help finding the right book to interest your young reader? Have a school project deadline coming up? Just ask and we will be happy to help you locate just the right books either on our shelves or available through the South Central Library System.

Live Homework Help® for students and adult learners

Online tutors are available on demand, every day from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. for one-to-one help with everything from homework to skills building and test prep. Professionally trained and experienced tutors will help students in kindergarten through 12th grades with math, science, English and social studies. Tutors will help adult learners with their GED, adult education courses, grammar help with their resume or a work-related project, and more.

How it works

The student and tutor communicate in a virtual classroom via IM (instant messenger). Live Homework Help® also uses two-way white boards, which are especially helpful for math and science problems.

Through Live Homework Help®, the tutor sees the grade level, subject and student’s question and the student sees the tutor’s first name and last initial. The tutor is not allowed to share personal or identifying information. With your Black Earth, Mazomanie or Dane County library card, you may get free Live Homework Help® every day, 2 to 9 p.m.


Madison Community Foundation Logo Smiley Logo for Live Homework Help


Websites for Children


Index of 700 Sites for Children

American History Files

My History is American History


The Space Place

John F. Kennedy Space Center

Star Stuff


Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Guide to Grammar


States and Capitals


Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Wisconsin Government

Countries of the World

Just for Fun!

Kendra's Coloring Book

Kaleidoscope Game