Summer Reading 2024

"Adventure Begins At The Library!"


"Adventure Begins At  

The Library"

Park Pass Free Check-out!

In partnership between the Department of Education and the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, our library-card holders may check out a 3-day state park vehicle pass. The Check Out South Dakota State Parks library park pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle into any South Dakota State Park, Recreation Area, or Nature Area.  During your park visit, visibly display the vehicle park entrance license on your vehicle’s rearview mirror. Make sure to return the vehicle park pass to the library for others to Check Out South Dakota State Parks, and complete the survey about your experience. The pass checkout is free!   For more information stop by the library or call 606-563-2540.

Free, online tutoring is available for K-12 students.

South Dakota students K-12 and families can access a new, free online tutoring program, staffed by college students who are preparing to become teachers.

“The online tutoring program allows students – kindergarten through high school – to receive individualized support after the school day has ended,” said Secretary of Education Tiffany Sanderson. “Once a parent has registered their child, students can access a tutor from home, the local library or afterschool program, or even their favorite coffee shop. I think parents are going to like this one-on-one support as much as their students.”

The new program utilizes a simple and secure online platform, where students and tutors connect for virtual sessions. Tutors can provide support in English/language arts, math, science, and social studies.

To access the free service, parents first need to register their students to use the platform. Once registered, sessions can either be pre-scheduled or on-demand, depending on tutor availability.

The program is staffed by university students accepted into their Schools of Education at Black Hills State University and Northern State University. Tutors will be available Monday through Sunday afternoons and evenings. The service will not be available on holidays and during Christmas and spring breaks.

The Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program is administered by the South Dakota Board of Regents and funded by the South Dakota Department of Education