Summer Reading Program - 2019

Join us for a summer of books, programs, prizes, and fun!  This year's theme is A Universe of Stories. 

Come to the front desk for an information sheet. While you're here, pick up a reading chart and a Dairy Queen card. Kids can earn free books and ice cream!  All ages are welcome.

While you're at it, pick up a weekly Meteor Bingo card. Also, see if you can Stump the Librarian. Give three clues about a book you've read. If the librarian can't guess the title, you win a prize.

Please scroll down to find out about our amazing summer events.  Questions? Give us a call (605-995-8480) or follow us on Facebook.


Thursday, May 30   10:00 am - noon
10-noon  Pet a young goat on the parking lot lawn.
10:30 am  Listen to children's author Amanda Radke present her new children's book, Can-do Cowkids.  Dress like a farmer or rancher!

Friday, May 31   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Help us launch water rockets in the library parking lot.

Saturday, June 1   10:30 am
Join us for Saturday Storytime. Then paint your own planet.
(This event is for preschoolers, but older siblings are welcome.)


Wednesday, June 5  -  10:30 am
Listen to Minnesota folksinger, Dennis Warner.

Wednesday, June 12  -  10:30 am & 2 pm

Be amazed by "Science Steve" from SD Public Broadcasting.

Monday, June 17 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, & 7 pm

Learn about current Mars research from Dr. Lucie Poulet from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  (The 7:00 program is for general audiences.  Teens and adults are encouraged to attend.)

Wednesday, June 26  -  10:30 am & 2 pm
Explore archaeology and writing with Deb Watley, author of Summer Ruins.

NEW! Monday, July 1 - 7:00pm
Mitchell native Katrina Willoughby presents her work with NASA, photography, and the International Space Station.

NEW! Wednesday, July 3 - 10:30am & 2:00pm
Author and photographer Katrina Willoughby presents her children's book series, "So You Want to Know About..."  Learn about reptiles and insects!

Wednesday, July 10 - 10:30 am & 2 pm
Discover astronomy with DWU professor, Dr. Mike Farney.

July 15-20 is MOON WEEK!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.

Friday, July 19  -  2 pm
Meet the rodeo performers.

REVISED!  Wednesday, July 17 & 24  -  2 pm
Art projects and more!


Thursday Storytime - 10:30 am
May 30,  June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Saturday Storytime - 10:30 am
June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27

Afternoon Storytime AT Dairy Queen - 2:30 pm (REVISED)
Thursdays - June 6, 13, 20, 27  July 11 & 18
(Children receive a coupon for a free small cone.)

Children 8 years old and younger should be directly supervised by an adult or responsible caregiver who is at least 12 years old.