Q&A Will I have to pay fines for all the time overdue books have been out? No, charges will only begin accruing on the 10th.
What if I’m feeling sick? If you’re feeling ill, please don’t feel pressured to return your books on time, call or email the library and we can work something out. Phone: (620) 488 – 3431 Email: email@example.com
Do books still need to be returned at the outdoor book drop? While you are still welcome to use the book drop, books may now also be returned at the front desk.
What if I lost or damaged a book? If an item has been lost, it will need to be paid for. A damaged book may be able to be repaired at no charge, or may need to be paid for and replaced. Please see the front desk for more info.
Can I still check out books if I have fines? Patrons with small fines can still check out books. If your fine is over $20, you will need to pay at least part of it before being able to resume checking items out. You are welcome to use materials inside the library, no matter your fine amount.
How many DVDs can be checked out? After the 10th, only two DVDs may be checked out per adult account.
How much are the fines? DVD fines are 50 cents per day per item. All other materials are 5 cents per day per item.
The library is currently seeking board members! Our library board helps make decisions about how the library is run!
Each member serves a 4 year term, starting in April. They attend meetings (held at 5 PM on the 4th Tuesday of every month), and occasionally help with library programs such as our annual Christmas Tree Decorating Party, and our Storywalks at Bartlett Arboretum.
Board members must live within the Belle Plaine City Limits.
If you would like to apply, please download our application, or drop by the library to pick one up!
All ages are invited to register for and participate in our Imagine Your Story summer program this year! The program will run from June 3rd-July 17th with weekly take-home packets for children, plus a reading log and bingo sheet for all ages. Please fill out the form at the link below if you would like to register your family. Registration ends on Friday, June 12th!
Here are the details for our Soft-Opening beginning on Monday, May 18th. Patrons will NOT be allowed in the library to make it easier for staff to maintain a clean and safe library at this time. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
**Curbside Pick-Up Process**
Limited Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00am-3:00pm (closed Saturday/Sunday)
2. Wait until you are contacted to come pick up your items. We will be processing holds Mon-Fri from 11am-3pm. Those placed outside of this time frame will be processed when staff arrives again.
3. Arrive at the library and call us that you are here. *STAY* in your car, please!
4. We will place your items outside on the bench and once staff is back inside, THEN you may get out of your car to pick it up.Thank you for your cooperation as we work through these new processes to make them as smooth as possible.
***The video below is a short tutorial to show how to place items on hold through our online catalog.***
The library staff and board have been following the recommendations of the state and local health departments plus our state and regional library systems during this time.
While we are aware that the lifting of the Stay At Home order does allow libraries to reopen tomorrow, May 4th, this does not mean that they have to. There are many factors to consider and we are making sure that the health and safety of our staff and patrons is our top priority.
We are updating the public to inform you that Belle Plaine Public Library will remain closed until its plan for reopening has been reviewed and approved by the library board and Sumner County Health Department. We are working to put procedures in place for a gradual reopening of services as soon as we are able.
Our digital services are available 24/7 as always and we encourage you to use those as much as you wish. Click on the Digital Resources tab above for more information. Any physical materials that you still have will not be due until we post a date when we can accept them.
Enjoy eBooks and Audio books Anytime, Anywhere Access popular titles from your phone or tablet 24/7
We are proud to offer you best-selling and classic eBooks and digital audio books available 24/7 from the libraries digital collection, https://sunflowerelibrary.overdrive.com/ or by downloading Libby, the one-tap reading app.
You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Borrowed eBooks and audio books can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only]. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens and much more anytime, anywhere.
For the safety of our community, Belle Plaine Public Library is taking the following measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19: 1. Removing toys from the children’s area. 2. Removing some seating to promote Social Distancing. 3. Increasing our already diligent cleaning strategies. This does include wiping down all items that are returned to the library before reshelving them. 4. Continuing to checkout items, but patrons are encouraged to locate items and not linger for extended periods of time. 5. Waiving overdue fines for items currently out and any checked out for the foreseeable future. This way patrons do not have to worry about returning items on time if they or immediate family are sick. 6. Cancelling programs until further notice to promote Social Distancing.
A few reminders that may be helpful: – Our Wifi access is on and always accessible outside the library in the parking areas.
-You are able to browse our online catalog and place items on hold that
way or you may call the library directly for us to pull them for you
and have ready at the desk.
We will be continuing to monitor if any further actions are needed and if the schools close the library will be closed as well.