Here, There, & Everywhere: More Lesser-Known Ways to Use Your Library

Published on May 14, 2024

An adult helps a small toddler reach toward the snout of a black pig.

By Shannon R.

Recently, we wrote about some of the programs and services you might not have been aware of here at Siouxland Libraries.  

Well, turns out we couldn’t fit all the wonderful things the library offers into one article—so here are a few more for you to take advantage of!  

Library Programs and Events

From passive programs to engaging, interactive events – there’s something for everyone at your local Siouxland Libraries branch

Library program attendees sit at tables, working on art projects.

Gaze upon local artwork as you stroll through the Downtown Branch, in search of your next favorite read. Or grab the kiddos and join us for one of our many toddler, preschool, or family storytime sessions.  

Abstract, serpentine artwork by Nichole Cross hanging at the Downtown Library.

And don’t forget about our summer reading program, kicking off soon! Keep up with your reading, log hours, and win prizes. Sign up now and avoid that summer slide! (And know that we mean the cognitive slide, not the slide at your local park. Enjoy that while you can!)  

Outreach Events

The fun doesn’t end inside the library – we’ve got events outside our doors as well! 

Throughout the year, Siouxland Libraries attends various events in the community where you can browse books while enjoying a favorite outdoor activity or other local happening.  

Library staff assist customers at a table set up just outside the Bookmobile.

Some of these events include: 

  • Parks and Recreation. Hot fun in the summertime! Join us for a variety of joint events Together with the Parks and Rec department, we host Kids Nite in the Park, Park & Play, and many others!
  • StoryWalk. Combine the benefits of movement with literacy via a StoryWalk! Follow along as we guide you down a community walking path with pages from a picture book cut apart and posted page by page.
  • Others. Siouxland Libraries often hosts a booth at annual and seasonal activities, such as large festivals, educational opportunities, and more.

Watch for these and more events to be announced on our website.

Community Collaboration

Siouxland Libraries collaborates with local and state organizations to offer you awesome services and events!  

Here are a few recent examples: 

  • State Park passes. Together with The South Dakota State Library and Game Fish & Parks, the library will be offering state park passes available to check out for three days. Check out the program basics, and watch our news section for more to come!
  • Washington Pavilion. Siouxland Libraries is part of the ongoing partnership with the Washington Pavilion "Read the Book, See the Show." This collaboration highlights the productions at the Washington Pavilion and Orpheum Theater that have a literary tie-in through displays and themed programming, and potentially even visits from actors at events.
  • One Book Siouxland. Each year, we select a discussion-worthy book for a community read and arrange corresponding programs and events – often including a talk given by the author. Check out the most recent one here.


To tune into events both inside and outside the library, check out the promotional flyers displayed at your local branch. You can also check out our featured programs and events and watch for news articles.


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