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Week of the Young Child™

We're celebrating our youngest learners April 24-29, with special events every day! Follow the link below to discover what your branch has planned.  

Locations, dates and times

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Preschool for Parents

Make a take-home activity to help develop your birth to 5-year-old’s early learning skills. Create something new each month, while your child enjoys guided playtime. Parent registration required.

This month's take-home activity: I Spy bottle

Caille: Wednesday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Register to attend

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Wee Play & Learn

Spend time with your child, play, meet new families, and talk one-on-one with child development specialists during this free five-week workshop. 

Downtown: Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Click here to register for this five-week program
Click here to browse our collection of parenting materials.

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Reading Bridge Summer Tutoring

Struggling readers in grades K-5 can sign up for free tutoring at the library. Sessions run July 10 through August 3. Follow the links below for more information.

Questions? Call 367-8700.

Learn more about the Reading Bridge Summer Tutoring program.
Click here to register

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After-School Programs

Inspire your school-ager's imagination with books, art, movies, gaming, and science.

Follow the links below to see what's happening at your branch.

After-School Activities
Full Calendar for Kids (Grades K-5)

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2017 South Dakota Children's Book Awards

Prairie Bud (pre-K-1st)
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton

Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren
Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum

Find a copy of the winning titles
Learn more about the SD Book Awards and browse the 2017 nominees


News Releases

Prairie West Branch Library Closing Early on April 27 Siouxland Libraries
Prairie West Branch Library will close at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017, for a special event with Discovery Elementary students and families. All other Siouxland Libraries branches will be open
Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries Kids
Teen Job Prep Series: Practice Interviews | P.W.P.D.―Page to Screen: World of Wonder | Preschool for Parents | Wee Read & Sign
Siouxland Libraries Celebrates Week Of The Young Child™ Kids
Join Siouxland Libraries in celebrating our youngest learners!
Reading Bridge Summer Tutoring Siouxland Libraries
Children can cross the bridge to better reading this summer at Siouxland Libraries. This free tutoring program is designed for struggling readers who have completed kindergarten through fifth grades
Siouxland Libraries Feature Multiple Events to Celebrate National Poetry Month Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries will be part of the largest literary celebration in the world, joining schools, publishers, booksellers, and poets in celebration of poetry’s vital place in our culture. Poetrypalooza events
Preschool Science at Siouxland Libraries Kids
Children are born ready to learn—and their brains grow with amazing speed. By age five, when many youngsters start kindergarten, prereading, language, and math foundations are in place—which is