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610 Quincy Street

Rapid City, SD  57701

(605) 394-4171


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


Mon-Th:     2:45  to 7 p.m.
Friday:       2:45  to 5 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday:    Noon to 5 p.m.


800 Mickelson Dr.
(at Western Dakota Tech) 

Rapid City, SD  57703

(605) 718-2904


M-Th: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.  
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 am. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Noon - 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! 
Get Ready for the NEXT BIG THING ineReader
downloadables from OVERDRIVE !

Beginning in March, Overdrive will unveil
their latest upgrade! For you this means: 

- New user-friendly layout
- Intuitive browsing
- One-step check out

The Next Generation Digital Library - One Step Checkout Demo
The Next Generation Digital Library
One Step Checkout Demo

Events for Adults



Community Voices Series   

selfpubSelf-Publishing Through the Internet
Presented by members of the Black Hills Writers Group  
 writers event march 2013
Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.   
RCPL East 

(our new library at Western Dakota Tech)  


Local writers Jean Wise (J.C. Phelps), Charlotte Walling and Karen Hall will discuss the best ways to self publish through the internet.  



the Sense of an Ending book club pick for march 2013 Off the Shelf Book Club 
"The Sense of an Ending"
by Julian Barnes
Saturday, March 16
1:00 p.m. at RCPL East
(800 Mickelson Dr. in WDT) 




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. Monthly selections are also available for download from our website. For more info, visit RCPL-Off the Shelf on Goodreads.com.




Lunch & Learn Seriesmt rushmore
preservationPreservation of a
National Icon  
Presented by Blaine Kortemeyer, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education

Wednesday, March 20  

Noon - 1:00 p.m. 

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B) 



I know you're thinking "It's granite, what could go wrong" but it's all about the cracks. Come learn about those cracks, the sculptor's initial preservation efforts and the National Park Service's ongoing preservation activities, like rock block monitoring and laser scanning. The new Mt. Rushmore Mobile Application will be featured, virtually taking the attendees behind the sculpture and to the base of the Sculpture.

For a lunch provided by the Friends of the Library, register by noon on March 18th; call 394-4171 or register online from our Events Calendar.


Rushmore Readers Book Discussion

Thursday, March 21 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.   

RCPL Downtown (Hoyt Room)


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


Followed by the monthly Friends of the Library meeting at 4:30 p.m.  

Join us and become a member of the Friends today!  




detour - film series march 2013 It Came From the Library...Film Series     


Thursday,  March 28
6:00 p.m. at RCPL Downtown


Who doesn't enjoy a movie night and popcorn?

Our large screen and sound system offer a real movie night experience!  


Upcoming Features

April: Charade

May: Men in Black III

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

Tiny Tales Story Time (all ages) 

Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

RCPL East (in Western Dakota Tech - 800 Mickelson Dr.)  




Arts & Crafts Afternoon

Wednesday, March 13
1:30 - 3:00 - RCPL North (in General Beadle)
A great way to spend time on Early Release Wednesday afternoons! We always offers fun crafts and activities!
Events for Teens

teen billboard

Gaming Days
Join us to play with Laptops, Wii & Xbox Kinect!

Gaming Days are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at CCPLE from
3:30 - 5 p.m.
Gaming Days are also offered at RCPL North.   

(see our Event Calendar for a schedule)  


RCPL North (at General Beadle)
Wednesday, March 6 & 20 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

RCPL East (at WDT)
Tuesdays, March 5 & 19 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m


TEEN TECH WEEK March 10-16 

photocontestPhoto Contest 
"Technology in my Life"



RCPL invites teens to submitphotos in the theme of "Technology in My Life" to our teen blog on Tumblr. Make sure to tag your photo(s) with either: RCPLTeenTechWeek
or rcpl teen tech week.


Contest Rules: 

Contest is open to ages 12-17.
To be considered for the contest, entries
must be submitted to the RCPL Teen Blog on Tumblr and must include the tag rcplteentechweek or rcpl teen tech week. Entries must be submitted between March 10, 2013 and March 16, 2013.


If multiple entries are submitted by the same person, the LAST photo submitted will be judged. Contest winners must be able to pick up prizes at one of the Rapid City Public Library locations.


Prizes:  (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)

1st place   $75 Best Buy gift card

2nd place  $50 Best Buy gift card

3rd place  $25 Best Buy gift card





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The Rapid City Public Libraries have served the Rapid City area since 1879 and now offers three library locations.  All 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."