Children's Library Services


Join us for our free Summer Reading Program activities. Everyone is welcome!

There's still plenty of time to earn free books and ice cream with your Dairy Queen cards and Red sticker charts. While you're here, pick up "Bingo" challenge cards to earn more free prizes!

NEW!  On Friday, July 30, Dr. Mike Farney (retired DWU professor) will bring his portable planetarium to the Mitchell Public Library & present programs about 7 summer stars you can see in the Mitchell night sky.

Presentations begin at 10:00am and will be held every half hour thru 3:00pm (except for the noon hour).  Please register by calling 605-995-8480 or come to the library.

Presentations are limited to 10 people. Masks required.

For more information, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Free Programs  (Corn Palace Plaza)

Wed. Jun 9 - 10:30am - Children's Author Amanda (Nolz) Radke & calf
Wed. June 9 - 6:00pm - Children's Author Amanda Radke (reading only)
Sat. June 12 - 10:30am - Safari Magic Show, starring Jeff Quinn of Omaha
Wed. June 16 - 10:30am & 12:30pm - Zoo-mobile
Tues. June 22 - 6:00pm - Starr Chief Eagle, Hoop Dancer (South Dakota Arts Council)
Wed. June 30 - 10:30am & 11:30am - Police Service Dog (SD Hwy Patrol)
Wed. July 7 - 10:30am & 6pm - Meet & pet an alpaca! (Christi Pierson, owner)

Additional Programs  (Registration required - Please contact library)

Wed. July 14 - 10:30am & 7pm (zoom) - "Rhinos in Nebraska," Dr. Alison Pearce Stevens, author
- Zoom with children's author Alison Steven about her new book about the discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds in north-central Nebraska.
Wed. July 21 - "Read to Junie B" - Therapy Dogs International (Mitchell Public Library)
-  Register for a 15-minute segment to read to  Junie B .  She's a poodle! Junie is registered with Therapy Dogs International.

Outdoor Thursday Storytime (Hitchcock Park)

Join us each Thursday in June and July from 10:30-11:00am at Hitchcock Park at the shelter between the tennis courts.  Preschoolers, toddlers, infants, and older siblings are welcome with parent or caregiver.

Bilingual Storytime at the Farmers Market (Corn Palace Plaza)

 Listen to your favorite books in English and Spanish!
Ada Morales and Jean Patrick will lead Bilingual Storytime on Wed. June 2 & 30 at 6pm at the Corn Palace Plaza (just south of the Corn Palace). All ages welcome.

For updates, please visit the Mitchell Public Library Facebook Page.