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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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Some of our boards include Staff Picks, Graphic Novels, and Crafts, and some are just for fun! 


Rapid City Public Libraries Bids 
a Fond Farewell to Director 
Greta Chapman


After 14 years of dedicated service to the Rapid City Public Libraries, Director Greta Chapman has accepted employment as the President/CEO of the South Dakota Hall of Fame Museum.  


She has given 30 days' notice to allow the Board to implement the succession planning process they began last fall for key positions in the library. Ms. Chapman recently completed her master's in public administration which includes nonprofit management and informed the Board at the beginning of the year that she would be seeking to make a transition in her employment.   


The Library Board has a strategic plan that will continue to guide the library for staffing, services, and facilities.  


Ms. Chapman stated she has appreciated all that the city, board, and staff have done to develop 21st century library services. Board Chairman Rod Pettigrew wishedMs. Chapman the best in her new position. She will be working with the Board to bring forward a smooth transition.

dig into reading Summer Reading Program 2013 

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Join us on June 8th for a special Kick-Off Day party for children and a Sidewalk Book Sale! Visit our website for details about the summer reading program for children, teens and adults. Download Reading Logs, Family Adventure Booklets and Entry Forms from our website.  


Saturday, June 8 - Kick-Off Day Party
Wednesday, June 19 - Zombie Program & Costume Contest 
Saturday, June 22 - Puppet Show


Summer Story Time Schedule 
Tiny Tales: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL East

Book Buddies: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown   

Summer Story Time:Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m at RCPL North

Baby Bookworms: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown


Orlando Chamber Orchestra Teddy Bear Story Times
Story times set to live classical music.
Children are invited to bring a teddy bear.
RCPL Downtown: June 25, July 9 & 16 @ 9:30 am
RCPL North: June 26, July 10 & 17 @ 9:30 am
RCPL East: July 1st at 9:30 am


Events for Adults

    poets coffeehouse and contest

booksaleFriends of the Library   
Sidewalk Book Sale
Saturday, June 8 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at RCPL Downtown 
(Located at our 6th Street Garage Space)
Stock up on books, videos and more for the summer! 



Discover Downloadablesdownloadables
Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 26
11-1 p.m. at RCPL Downtown
Get some one-on-one help from staff members who will teach you how to download books, videos, apps and online magazines from our collection. Remember to bring your device.  

Off the Shelf Book Clubbookclubsbooks 1
Saturday, June 15
1:00 p.m. at RCPL East (CCPLE at WDT) 


Bring in a book you've been reading and let us know what you think. Did you love it? Hate it? Share your thoughts with other readers. 




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Quick Pick Picnic
Wednesday, June 19
Noon - 1 p.m. at RCPL Downtown


Here's a chance to share your summer reading picks
and get some ideas on what to read next. For a lunch provided by the Friends of the Library, please register by noon on Monday June 17 by calling 605-394-4171 or you can register online.



Adult Summer Reading Program 2013
"Groundbreaking Reads"   


Adults are invited to join in the summer reading fun at the Libraries. Post 3 or more short book reviews to our Facebook page via the Adult Summer Reading App between June 8 and July 31 to be entered into a drawing to win a bag of prizes. 


Events for Children and Families

Summer Story Time Schedule
Tiny Tales: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL East

Book Buddies: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown   

Summer Story Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m at RCPL North

Baby Bookworms: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown


Kick-Off Day Party!kickoffparty
Saturday, June 8
10:00 a.m. at RCPL-Downtown
2:00 p.m. at RCPL-East (CCPLE in WDT)
Join us for an epic day of crafts, treats and activities to kick-off the Summer Reading Program 2013! Rush mascot Nugget will be at the downtown event. Follow up the fun with activities at the Dahl beginning outside at 11:30 a.m. and inside at 1 p.m.
Puppet Show:puppet
"Dragon Digs: A Search for Underground Treasure"
Saturday, June 22 dragons
10:00 a.m. at RCPL-Downtown
2:00 p.m. at RCPL-East (WDT)
Markie Schotz and the delightful cast of puppets from Dragons Are Too Seldom are back with another adventure. Don't miss the fun!

Aesop's Adventuresdanceballet
Saturday, June 29
2:00 p.m. at RCPL-Downtown

Expanding on one of last summer's most popular events, enjoy the talents of the Academy of Dance Arts students as they present Aesop's Fables told through dance.
Events for Teens
 Zombie Costume Contest
and Program by Indiana Boneszombies 
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 p.m. Zombie Costume Contest
7:00 p.m. Storytelling by Indiana Bones
Both programs take place at RCPL Downtown.

See Indiana Bones, "Keeper of Legends" (aka Mike McCartney), the EMMY AWARD winning writer, producer and performing artist. He will enthrall and entertain as he explores "What lies beneath the legends of Zombies, Vampires and Ancient Aliens."

Teen Summer Reading Program 
Read 3 books and submit either a book review, a poem or a drawing for each book. All participants will receive a goodie bag and be entered into a drawing for other prizes including Best Buy gift cards.

Teens are encouraged to submit entries through our Facebook page or our Tumblr site, but a paper form will also be available for entering. Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible. The last day to enter is July 31, 2013.



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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."