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Develop a love of reading, enrich your child’s listening, social, and pre-reading skills, and connect with other families at storytime. Click the link below to explore programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Click here to find a storytime near you

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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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2016-2017 South Dakota Book Awards

The nominees are out, including a new category for kids in grades 2-3: Prairie Bloom. Follow the link below to browse books in each category and get reading!

Voting begins October 1. 

Good Reads for Kids

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Storytime at Fire Station #3

Kick off Fire Prevention Week with stories and a fire truck tour at Fire Station #3 (2820 South Minnesota Avenue).

Bring a book to exchange at the Fire Station’s Little Free Library. For 3- to 5-year-olds and caregivers. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 12, at 10 a.m.

Click here to register
What is a Little Free Library?

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Will you tell us a spooky story?

It's that time again... the annual Spooky Stories Writing Contest!

Send us your scariest "G"-rated story by October 22, and be entered to win "spooktacular" prizes. Plus, get the chance to perform your story in front of all your favorite fiends and family on Saturday, October 29, at the Prairie West Branch. Follow the link below for more information. Open to elementary-age authors only.

Official Rules and Entry Form