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Dahl Day

Explore a world of pure imagination with the wee ones! Create a chocolate bar, newspaper fort, and travel the road to early learning during a game of life-sized Wee Read and Play-Land. Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m.

Prairie West Branch: Saturday, September 2, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Browse books by Roald Dahl

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Get Ready, Get Set for Kindergarten!

Read, write, sing, talk and play your way to kindergarten success! For parents/caregivers and children, ages 4 to pre-kindergarten. No registration required. Call 367-8700 with questions.

Downtown Library: Wednesdays, September 6 & 20, 10-11 a.m.

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Wee Play & Learn

Play, socialize and talk one-on-one with child development specialists during this free five-week workshop for families with children ages 1 to 3. Registration required.

Downtown: Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.
September 7: Early Literacy - Jenna Neugebauer, Children's Librarian
September 14: Nutrition - Stacey Skaff, Family & Community Health Dietitian
September 21: Music & Movement - Valerie Loudenback, Kindermusik Instructor
September 28: Speech & Language - Jane Heinemeyer, Speech Pathologist
October 5: Child Development - Karli Narum, Parenting Coach

Register for this five-week workshop

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Storytime

Develop a love of reading, enrich your child’s listening, social, and pre-reading skills, and connect with other families at storytime. Click the link below to explore programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Click here to find a storytime near you

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Wee Read and Sign

Simple signs build a communication bridge from infancy to childhood. Learn how to use stories, songs and signs to boost brain development. For babies 6 to 24 months and caregivers.  

Downtown Branch: Monday, September 11, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Browse for baby sign language materials

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2017/18 SD Children's Book Award Nominees

The Prairie Bud, Prairie Bloom and Prairie Pasque nominees for 2017/18 have been announced. Browse the titles below and be ready to vote for your favorite this October!

2017/18 South Dakota Children's Book Award Nominees