May 19

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!


We are ready for a fun summer!

The 2016 summer reading theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! We will have activities covering games, staying active, healthy living, outdoor activities and more! Join us each Wednesday in June and July at 10:00 am for activities and presentations that won’t disappoint.  We have a few outside presenters coming this year and we are very excited! All youth (preschool through middle school) should find something to enjoy at these activities.  Two adult events are listed below and teen events will be announced soon. These events are for all adults and teens, you don’t have to be participating in the summer reading program to attend!

Reading logs will be available to track minutes read for youth, and there will be small incentives for each 100 minutes read. Teens and adults will track hours read.  Each age level (youth, teen, adult) will have the chance to enter to win a grand prize. The more you read, the more chances you will have of winning!

See the attached Calendar for all dates and activities!

Activities-Events Calendar 2016

Jan 22

2016 Reading Challenge!

!!2016 Reading Challenge Details!!

The challenge is to read one book a month, picking them according to this list! You are free to try for them all if you wish as well!

1. Print off a copy of this photo or come to the library to pick one up.
2. Write your book titles/authors on the back of the sheet with the number they correspond to.
3. Try to check out any books you don’t already own from us at the Belle Plaine Public Library. Don’t forget we can    order books through Inter-Library Loan if we don’t have it on our shelves.
4. Participate in our monthly posts here on Facebook to see what everyone is reading for the month, we look forward to hearing about all the books everyone chooses!
5. In June and December we will post for you to bring in your sheet showing what you have read and you will be entered for a drawing to win a free book!

We will work on creating some suggested books for each number if you are struggling to find one, just ask!Reading Challenge2

Jan 05

What do we have available for you?

Here is a list of all of our materials and resources! Contact us if you are curious about anything else!

– Books for all ages
       – Fiction
– Non-Fiction
– Large Print
– Audio Books (CD’s and Playaways)
– Kansas and local
– DVD’s (adult and children)
– Magazines
– Cake pans
– Computers for public use
– Free wireless internet for mobile devices
– Ability to print in color (25 cents/page) or black/white (10 cents/page)
– Ability to copy in black/white (10 cents/page)
– Microfilm of the Belle Plaine News back to the 1800’s
-Online databases for research, work, and more
– Tables for studying, working or meetings
– Ability to reserve a table for a public group to meet
– Events and activities for adults and kids!

Dec 11

Family Movie Night!

Join us on Friday December 18th! PolarExpress

Dec 10

Visit our Library Catalog!


Visit our library catalog and log-in with you library card number to search our collection, request items, renew items you have checked out and update other information about your account.  Stop into the library if you would like a hands on demonstration and we would be happy to help!