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December 2012


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610 Quincy Street

Rapid City, SD  57701

(605) 394-4171


Hours (Year Round)
Mon-Th:  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri-Sat:   9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.



10 Van Buren Street

(at General Beadle Elem.School)

Rapid City, SD  57701
(605) 716-4098

Hours (Summer)
Mon-Th:     9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat:       9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:    Noon to 6 p.m.


Hours (School Year)
Mon-Th:     2:45  to 7 p.m.
Friday:       2:45  to 7 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:    Noon to 6 p.m.


800 Mickelson Dr. 

Rapid City, SD  57703

(605) 718-2904


December Hours
M-Th: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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RCPL is now on Pinterest!
Some of our boards include Staff Picks, Graphic Novels, and Crafts, and some are just for fun! 

Holiday Hours  

December 24 (Downtown) | Early Close at 3 p.m.

December 24 (North) | Closed

December 24 (CCPLE) | Early Close at 3 p.m.

December 25 | Closed

December 31 | Same hours as December 24

January 1 | Closed

New Library Open!
County/City Public Library at WDT (CCPLE)

800 Mickelson Dr. Rapid City, SD 57703




Open and available to the public! Please visit our newest library on the WDT Campus. Library Parking is available.


This location offers everything you've come to expect from the Rapid City Public Libraries while serving the needs of our students and faculty. This library includes public meeting rooms, great programming, online and print collections, e-books and much more. 


December Library Hours
M-Th: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.     


Weekend hours will begin sometime in January.  

We have some great programs that will begin in January as well. Watch for Story Times, Gaming, Off the Shelf Book Club and more. Information will be available on the website and in the January newsletters.





ereaderclinicseReader Clinics are back!

Dec. 27 | 11 - 2 p.m. ebooks

at RCPL Downtown  

January 3 | 11 - 2 p.m.

at RCPL Downtown  

January 9 | 5 - 7 p.m. 



Do you have an eReader, but you're not sure how to use it? Stop by anytime during the listed hours to get help from library staff! Make sure to bring your eReader along with any cables and manuals that you may have. Patrons will need to know their library card number and password. Kindle users - please make sure you know your login for Amazon.   






Learn a Language with Mango!  mango


Mango is one of the many databases that the library provides for patrons. Mango allows you to create an account and work at learning a language at your own pace. Those on the go, can study anytime and anywhere with the Mango App! The only hard part about Mango is deciding which language you want to learn! Access Mango from the "Research/Databases" section of our website and get started!         




legal forms library  



Need Access to Legal Forms? We've Got Em!  Finding legal forms has never been easier! Legal Forms Library provides access to South Dakota legal forms including: Divorce, Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Power of Attorney, Landlord Tenant and more. You can also find definitions, legal Q & A and tax forms! All this is available to you through our website whenever and wherever is most convenient for you!


Just visit our website and click the "Research/Databases" tab on the left side. Choose Legal Forms Library from the Law section.




databasesBeginning in January, RCPL will have even more online databases and resources to offer you! 



* Building Code Database research button 

* Career Guidance Center
* RAND State Statistics
* Reference USA
* Small Business Resources 

* Tumblebooks - Read-a-longs and Graphic Novels added 

* World History in Context
* Zinio Digital Magazines



These databases and more are available from our website from the "Research/Database" section.  


Events for Adult
Community Voices Series 
Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.  kenny putnam and boyd bristow

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)


Kenny and Boyd will perform original, acoustic fiddle and guitar songs along with popular traditional holiday music.


Rushmore Readers Book Discussion

Saturday, December 8 from 10-11:30 a.m.   

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)


This book discussion is open to the public.
Join us to discuss what you've been reading!
Sponsored by Friends of the Library



Lunch & Learn Series  jami lynn and dylan james
Jami Lynn & Dylan James
Wednesday, December 19  

Noon - 1:00 p.m. 

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)


Join us for some live music by Jami Lynn
and Dylan James. 


Lunch is available to the first 50 to register. Please do so by noon on Monday, December 17. Call 394-4171 or register online from our events calendar. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch if you prefer. 
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library  


Forest Lover     bookclubOff the Shelf Book Club
"The Forest Lover"
by Susan Vreeland  
Saturday, December 15     
1:00 p.m. at Bully Blends Coffee and Tea



This discussion group meets on the 3rd Saturday each month. We read one book or featured author a month and have
an informal, casual discussion over drinks at the Bully Blends Coffee and Tea shop.
For more info, visit RCPL-Off the Shelf on 




filmIt Came From the Library...Film Series     movie
"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"


Thursday, December 27
6:00 p.m. at RCPL Downtown


Who doesn't enjoy a movie
night and refreshments?

Visit the library for
a  big-screen movie night!


Events for Children and Families
Story Time at RCPL
Story Time Schedule 

Book Buddies (preschool ages)  

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown

Baby Bookworms (ages birth-3 yrs.)
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown


Coming Soon!
Tiny Tales Story Time (all ages)
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.



artafternoonsArts & Crafts Afternoons

Wednesdays, December 12 & 26
1:30 - 3:00 - RCPL North
A great way to spend time on Wednesday afternoons!                         
Events for Teens
Gaming Daysgaming
Playstation 2, Laptops, Guitar Hero, Wii & more!     
RCPL Downtown
December 4 & 18 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

RCPL North (1st and 3rd Wednesdays)
December 5 & 19 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Coming Soon! Gaming Days to our new library, CCPLE at WDT!

gamingChange to Gaming Days

Beginning in January, a new gaming station will be available upstairs at RCPL Downtown during library hours. This will replace monthly gaming days Downtown.


Gaming Days at our new location at WDT will begin in January and will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 3:30 - 5 p.m.          




  board games for teens Teen Board Game Night
Tuesday, December 11
6 - 8 p.m.
RCPL Downtown

Join us to play board games and enjoy pizza and  hot cocoa! We'll play classic board games and try out new favorites. Feel free to bring games from home too!



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The Rapid City Public Library has served the Rapid City area since 1879 and now offers two library locations.  Both offer print and electronic resources for adults, young adults and children as well as computers and internet access and a variety of programs and events.  In early 2008, USA Today selected the Rapid City Public Library downtown as one of the nations 10 greatest places to "Find a Nook and Read a Book."