August 21, 2015

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

Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 1pm

Sunday closed

For Children

Early Literacy Storytime with Ms. Fredericka & Friends

Fridays at 10:00 a.m. - 2015 Fall Schedule:

Sept. 11, 18, 25;

Oct. 9, 16,23, 30;

Nov. 13, 20;

Dec. 4, 11, 18.

Early Literacy Storytime is designed for children ages 3-5 years old, but younger siblings are always welcome to attend. Sessions last 25-45 minutes and may include a simple craft or activity based on the day's theme. Pre-registration is not required. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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.


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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