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Read Aloud Every Day

"Your child continues to benefit from reading aloud, even after he our she can read independently." 

Strive to read aloud to your kids (at any age) for 15 minutes a day.

Scholastic's 100 Best Read-Aloud Books

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

It's never too early to read to your baby!

This special program includes tips for choosing good books and reading with your little one from birth to kindergarten. Stop by your neighborhood branch to pick up a starter packet today. 

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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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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

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Art Adventures

Unwind with art!

Discover and practice a different art technique every week and learn about artists who use them. 

Downtown Library: Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Art Adventures schedule