Recent News Releases
Siouxland Libraries Adds Value to Its eAudiobook Offerings With ‟Unlimited Access”
Posted 12/09/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries has added unlimited access to more than 30,000 additional RBdigital eAudiobooks in its collection.
Oak View Branch Library Closed for Carpet Project
Posted 12/05/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Closure of Siouxland Libraries’ Oak View Branch, 3700 East 3rd Street, has been extended a week, through Friday, December 13, 2019, for installation of new carpet
Downtown Library’s Art Walls Feature Images of South Dakota’s Rural Landscape
Posted 12/03/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Works by South Dakota artist Nan Venhuizen will be featured at the Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library from December 2019 through February 2020.
December’s Coffee and Conversation Offers a Plus
Posted 12/02/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library will add something extra to its Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation.
Oak View Branch Library to Close for Carpet Project
Posted 11/27/2019 Siouxland Libraries
The Oak View Branch Library, 3700 East Third Street, will be closed on Monday, December 2, 2019, through Friday, December 6, 2019, for a carpet replacement project.
Siouxland Libraries Presents Trouble in the Toy Shop Puppet Show
Posted 11/27/2019 Siouxland Libraries
The trouble begins when Santa’s elves sprinkle the wrong magic fairy dust on toys to be delivered for Christmas Eve. What happens next?
Cozy Up to Mysteries Author Visit with Mary Angela and Rosemarie Ross
Posted 11/22/2019 Siouxland Libraries
If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, you don’t need an explanation. But if you’re curious or looking to expand your reading list
Prairie West Branch to Close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019
Posted 10/30/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries Prairie West Branch will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, for a special event with Oscar Howe Elementary students and families.
Siouxland Libraries Read for the Record
Posted 10/30/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Sioux Falls area children and adults will join a nationwide attempt to break a world record by reading the same book on the same day.
Dakota Daughters: A Story of the Wounded Knee Massacre
Posted 10/29/2019 Siouxland Libraries
As part of Siouxland Libraries Native American Heritage Month, three women―Native American, African-American, and Euro-American―will describe events in the western U.S. from 1865 to 1890 leading up to the Wounded Knee Massacre
Good Earth State Park at Blood Run: Past, Present, and Future
Posted 10/28/2019 Siouxland Libraries
The Visit Sioux Falls website extols Good Earth State Park at Blood Run as “… like a natural island in a sea of residential and commercial development a few miles southeast of Sioux Falls straddling the Big Sioux River in Iowa and South Dakota.
Learn About Native American Genealogy Research in South Dakota
Posted 10/24/2019 Siouxland Libraries
If you’d like to discover sources and techniques that are sometimes exclusive to Native American genealogical research, you’ll want to register now for the Sunday, November 3, 2019, program with a focus on South Dakota
Siouxland Libraries’ Food for Fines Benefits Donors and Recipients
Posted 10/23/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries is offering a 50-cent discount on late fees for each food item donated from Monday, October 28, 2019 through Saturday, November 30, 2019. Lost items are not eligible.
All Siouxland Libraries Branches Closed the Morning of October 18
Posted 10/16/2019 Siouxland Libraries
All Siouxland Libraries branches in Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County will be closed on Friday morning, October 18, 2019, for a staff in-service
Author Visit: John Miller—Dreams or Nightmares
Posted 10/15/2019 Siouxland Libraries
John Miller will offer a South Dakota historian’s view on Caroline Fraser’s Prairie Fires—Siouxland Libraries’ 2018 One Book Siouxland pick.
Armchair Travel to The Poe Museum
Posted 10/07/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Without leaving Sioux Falls, area residents can visit the Richmond, Virginia, museum dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe, author of The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher
Musician Pegie Douglas Sets to Music the Poetry of Badger Clark
Posted 10/03/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Pegie Douglas will present The Life and Music of Badger Clark, Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7 to 8 p.m. at Siouxland Libraries’ Caille Branch
Local Writer’s Mystery Thriller, Balance, Takes Place in Sioux Falls
Posted 09/27/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Local author Daniel Van Deest will introduce Patricia “Tish” Lindstrom, his fictional detective, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library
Night of Stories at Oak View Branch
Posted 09/24/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries Oak View Branch, 3700 East Third Street, will present a Night of Stories on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 6–7 p.m.
Siouxland Libraries Presents First Friday Adult Spelling Bee
Posted 09/23/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries’ popular First Friday Adult Spelling Bee will return on Friday, October 4, 2019, 8–10 p.m. at Books n’ Brewz Pizzeria, 201 North Weber Avenue
“How to Discover Your Roots: Beginning Genealogy” at Siouxland Libraries
Posted 09/16/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Genealogy is a type of research that demands the persistence and deductive reasoning of detective work. The outcome? Learning about our ancestors, which reveals our heritage.
Siouxland Libraries Presents The Wizard’s Cat Puppet Show
Posted 09/12/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Before he can get his magic spell to work, the bumbling wizard must find his cat.
Work of Sioux Falls’ Muralist Featured at Downtown Library
Posted 08/29/2019 Siouxland Libraries
The work of Sioux Falls artist Shaine Schroeder will be featured on the Art Walls of the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, September 1 through October 31, 2019.
Scan Day @ Your Library
Posted 08/28/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Area residents who register for an appointment can bring their personal history―photos, letters, diaries, family histories, service records, and other historic or sentimental documents—to be scanned by the South Dakota State Library staff.
Photographer Bill Pay to Host a Visual Tour of Sioux Falls’ Past at Caille Branch Library
Posted 08/08/2019 Siouxland Libraries
There’s every chance that Bill Pay’s career as a commercial photographer is the longest running in the state
Sustainability Series Continues at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library
Posted 07/25/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Presented by Siouxland Libraries in partnership with Homegrown Sioux Empire, the Sustainability Series continues on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue.
Come to Levitt at the Falls for Siouxland Libraries’ Reading Invasion
Posted 07/11/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Next up for Siouxland Libraries’ popular Reading Invasion is the city’s newest entertainment venue, Levitt at the Falls.
Author of Historical Novel to Speak at Siouxland Libraries
Posted 07/05/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Michael Tidemann, author of Letters from Elk City, will be at Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m., to discuss the book.
The ZooMobile to Visit Three Siouxland Libraries Branches
Posted 07/03/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries and the Great Plains Zoo are partnering to give youngsters an opportunity to interact more directly with animals.
Head to Terrace Park for Siouxland Libraries Reading Invasion
Posted 07/01/2019 Siouxland Libraries
The outdoor summer reading fun continues as Siouxland Libraries Reading Invasion moves to the Terrace Park band shell, Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Siouxland Libraries and Strawbale Winery Team to Celebrate Moon Landing Anniversary
Posted 06/27/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with an evening of stargazing on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Award-winning Author to Introduce New Series at Siouxland Libraries’ Prairie West Branch
Posted 06/26/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Ann Charles, the bestselling, multiple award-winning author of the Deadwood and Jackrabbit Junction mystery series, will be at Siouxland Libraries’ Prairie West Branch, 7630 West 26th Street, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Siouxland Libraries’ Book Walk to Feature Children’s Entertainer Rockin’ Red
Posted 06/19/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Energetic, entertaining Rockin’ Red will return to Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Book Walk, for the second year in a row on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Best-Selling Author Sam Kean to Speak at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library
Posted 06/18/2019 Siouxland Libraries
New York Times best-selling author and Sioux Falls native Sam Kean will speak at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, on Monday, July 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Head to the McKennan Park for Siouxland Libraries’ Reading Invasion
Posted 06/17/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Here’s a chance to show your love of reading, spirit of community, and pride in our beautiful city parks.
Siouxland Libraries Summer Reading Program Explore the Planets
Posted 06/11/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries will present four programs to expand the fun and learning of its 2019 Summer Reading Program for youngsters in Grades K through 5, “A Universe of Stories.”
One Book South Dakota Author to Speak at Downtown Library
Posted 06/05/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Author Kent Nerburn will share his thoughts on race relations, cultural acceptance and other ideas crucial to co-existence on Friday, June 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue
Teen Art Show Winners to Be Announced at Downtown Library
Posted 06/03/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Local teen artists were invited to imagine, design and create an original work of art.
Siouxland Libraries Summer Reading Program Star Wars Galactic Games: A Universe of Stories
Posted 06/03/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries will present four programs to expand the fun and learning of its 2019 Summer Reading Program for youngsters in grades K through 5, A Universe of Stories.
Make It Mondays at Caille Crafting for Ages 12–18
Posted 05/29/2019 Siouxland Libraries
For anyone, ages 12–18 who has ever felt inspired to craft, Siouxland Libraries’ Caille Branch, 4100 South Carnegie Circle, offers a weekly June program, Make It Mondays
June Programs for Teens at Oak View Branch Library
Posted 05/28/2019 Siouxland Libraries
In addition to Teen Movie Nights (every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.), Siouxland Libraries Oak View Branch, 3700 East Third Street, will offer special programs for students in Grades 6 through 12.
Siouxland Libraries Summer Reading Program Features Space Stations: A Universe of Stories
Posted 05/22/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries will present four programs to expand the fun and learning of its 2019 Summer Reading Program for youngsters in Grades K through 5, A Universe of Stories.
2019 Summer Reading Program Kicks Off at the Downtown Library
Posted 05/20/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries will launch its 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories,” with a daylong kick-off party for kids in Grades K–5 and their families.
Practical Help for Job Seekers at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library
Posted 05/09/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries will offer two classes for job seekers during May. The first, How to Write a Résumé and Prepare for Job Interviews, is set for Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Siouxland Libraries to Consider Adoption of Internet Safety Policy
Posted 05/06/2019 Siouxland Libraries
Siouxland Libraries Board of Trustees will consider adoption of an Internet Safety Policy as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. Section 254
Teens: Explore the Universe at Ronning