Langford Public Library

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”
R. David Lankes 

SERVICES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Mother Goose Story Time (for pre-school children) runs October to December and February to May, meeting weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9:45am.

We are looking for teens to be a part of our Teen Advisory Board, coming soon. Contact Nicole if you are interested!

Book Club (September – May), meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm in the Community Center. All are welcome! See Calendar for dates and book selection!

Stop in to register your child for this exciting challenge to read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. This is a self-paced program with small goals of 100 books at a time, with prizes and recognition at each milestone to keep kids excited to continue reading. Stop in to see our readers on the Wall of Fame!

TREP$ is an entrepreneur program for kids going into grades 4-8. This program was new for the summer of 2021, funded by a grant from Glacial Lakes Area Development to help communities thrive. See Nicole for more details. You can also learn more about the program by going to www.TREPSed.com.

The South Dakota State Library provides a wide variety of resources you can access from your cell phone or home computer! From Chilton Auto Repair Books to Early Literacy, Middle School and High School Education resources, to Heritage Quest and much more!

YOUTH in grades K-12 are invited to join us on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:45pm to 4:45pm for fun projects and experiments! Starts September 1, 2021. This program will run September through through May.

PIE AND BINGO
For the Young and Young-at-Heart
Every Third Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Langford Community Center EVERYONE WELCOME!
Starts September 15, 2021!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
The Langford Public Library invites you to attend our Holiday Open House on Friday, December 10th. Please come and join us from 2 to 4 pm for refreshments, a Holiday Card make-and-take and register for door prizes. Limited supply of free books for kids. Enjoy our display of Gingerbread Houses and cast your vote in the Gingerbread House Contest.

Come make a Gingerbread House on Wednesday, December 1st from 1:00-3:30pm! We will have a variety of supplies on hand or bring your own! You are also welcome to make yours at home and bring it in anytime before the 6th.
Public voting takes place the week of December 6-10th with winners announced Friday afternoon. Everyone is invited to stop in and vote for your favorite!

Categories will be: Youth, Teens and Adults.

RULES: The only rule is it must be family friendly.
Be creative, funny or unconventional.
Use any materials you want – edible or not.

Outreach Services

Residents within city limits who are home-bound or unable to access the library on their own or who do not want to venture out during inclement weather, may request outreach services by calling the Library. Delivery will be based on staff or volunteer availability. Outreach services include drop-off and pick up of borrowed material. Please see our policies for more details.

Community Assessment Survey

Help us understand what is important to you! Stop into the Library, Post Office, C-Store or the Bank and grab a survey. You can either return it to the Library by mail or in-person (simply fold your response in half and drop it in the box labeled “survey responses) or submit it online using the unique survey code highlighted on the paper form. This survey is anonymous and will help us gauge how to best serve our community. You may also call Nicole at the Library to get a survey code to use online.

http://langfordlibrary.mfs.gg/2021Survey

We appreciate your feedback!

2020

South Dakota Public Library Data Digest Information


LIBRARIES ARE COMMUNITY ANCHORS
Effective, well-resourced libraries are anchor institutions, critical to the social and economic development of our rural and metropolitan communities.


100%

of SD residents have 24/7 access to 58+ online resources for all ages and interests

5.8 Million

physical and digital materials circulated in SD Libraries in 2019

16,000+

programs were offered to SD Residents in 2019

400% ROI

For every $1.00 spent on SD public libraries, residents receive a Return on Investment of $4 in programs and services

*Information taken from the 2020 Public Libraries Data Digest

UPCOMING EVENTS

View Calendar on Google

NEW BOOKS

AGENDAS AND MEETING MINUTES

The Langford Public Library board of trustees meets Quarterly each year in January, April, July and October.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of said months at 4:00p.m.

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