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The Library has started its summer reading fun once again! We are offering programming and events for all ages this summer.

PreK-5th Grade:

Pick up your reading logs or you may print them off here. Read two hours a week and come to the Library each week for a weekly prize! Once the log has been completed and all 8 weeks done, you can return your reading log to the library to be entered into the grand prize drawings. This year the library is giving away 8 kids prizes, including: Legos, Kinect sets, a microscope, science kits, a volcano kit, and more.

Reading logs must be returned by August 5 at 7:00 PM to be entered into the Grand Prize drawings.

Weekly Schedule:

Starting June 10 at the library, we will be offering weekly events. These include story times and craft/experiments days.



Toddler Story Time @ 9:30

PreK & Early Elementary Story Time @ 10:30


PreK & Early Elementary Story Time @ 10:30


Craft/Experiment/Activity @ 10:00



Weekly Themes (all awesome and science-related): these are subject to change

Entomology (aka. BUGS!!)

Marine Biology

Candy Science






Special Events:

The library will also be hosting other special events this summer.

June 5-30: "Light & Color" SD Discovery Center HOP exhibit

                (month-long exhibit at the library)

June 23: Zinghoppers "Fizz Boom READ" Stage & Screen Show

                2:30pm at Spearfish Park Pavilion

July 10: PBS Science Steve at BHSU Campus Meier Hall, Room 206

                9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, 2:15 pm

July 31: Summer Reading Finale Party @ the library


Early Literacy

Do you have children under the age of 3? We have programming for them as well. Stop by the library and pick up the early literacy activity sheet for the summer and you and your little one can work your way through the activites. Whether or not the sheet gets completed, bring it in before August 5 to get an early literacy goodie bag.

We also offer a Toddler Story Time on Tuesdays at 9:30am.


Graphic Novel Fans


Check out Tumble Books Graphic Novels Summer Special!

If you like this, make sure to let us know!



The following resources are available from the South Dakota State Library or South Dakota Library Network. Most log-ins require your library card barcode number and last name. The links below may require that you scroll down and select the picture shown from a list of resources. For assistance e-mail us or call (605) 642-1330. 





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