Are you looking for more than just a good book? Here’s how Rapid City Public Library can help you

makerspace artRAPID CITY, SD – The Rapid City Public Library (RCPL) is a free resource that anyone in Pennington County can use, and it’s packed with many stories to explore and cover to cover.

While people tend to think of libraries as just a place to borrow books, they also provide other items that can be borrowed, such as movies or resources that you can use while you’re there.

“Whether it’s library card subscription month or not, I just want to encourage people to come and check out the library because it’s going to really surprise you how much we’re offering isn’t just books,” said PR coordinator Laurinda Tapper. .

Makerspace can be your one-stop-shop while you’re in the library.

“We have many hardware and software in Makerspace “We can train people how to use if they come to the library while we are open,” said Ali Quinn, RCPL events coordinator. “And then they can take advantage of these skills and apply them in real-world situations, either for their own small business or for their own jobs as well,”

Activities and Resources at Rapid City Public Library:

  • scheduled events

    • Afternoon teen and teen #FandomFriday
      • Instead of every Friday in the community room, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
    • Cute Yoga Chair with Sol Yoga Collective
      • October 3 and 17, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the community room
    • Level up! Teen Games Night
      • October 10 and 24, 4-6 pm at Youth Services
      • Schedule subject to change – visit the library website to stay informed
    • Little Owl Tuesday Story Time
      • Every Tuesday, 9:30 – 10 a.m. in the community room
    • Baby Bumblebee Thursday Story Time
      • Every Thursday, 9:30 – 10 am
        • Designed for ages birth to three and families, but anyone can go for it.
    • A number of other activities are already scheduled for October and the schedule can change, so stay informed by visiting Library website.

books and stories

You can search the library catalog on their website as well as search the different categories that have been set up. Some of the choices may include:

  • Featured
  • What is common?
  • new fantasy
  • my new stories
  • Download & Stream
  • Children
  • teen
  • book clubs
  • New York Times Best Sellers

The library also offers easy-to-read digital options. Cardholders can submit e-books to the Kindle or Kindle-reading app as well as the ability to download the Libby app for another way to access e-books, audiobooks, and magazines.

Internet service

    • Search the library catalog
    • Play games online
    • Pay the bills
    • Apply for jobs
    • Work on documents like resumes and cover letters
    • Connect with family on social media platforms
  • for kids

    • Children’s Book Section – Second Floor
    • TumbleBooks, BookFLix, and eBooks
    • Request a story
      • Call 605-574-7477 anytime to hear a new story each week, read by the library’s storytellers.
    • Homework help
    • online games
      • The library contains links to sites like Lego, NASA, PBS Kids, Seussville, and more.
    • Early learning and early reading materials
    • parenting materials
  • for teenagers

    • RCPL Teens Instagram Page
    • Teenage book section
      • Found on the second floor next to the children’s section
    • Online games and some events
      • Like #FandomFridays and Teen Crafs in the afternoon
    • Homework help and direct tutor
  • makerspace

    • Open during regular library hours
      • Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 7 PM
      • Friday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM
    • Certain materials such as 3D printer filament, adhesive vinyl, and laminate are charged based on the quantity used
      • The machines themselves are free to use
    • resources
      • 3D printing
        • Makes prototypes and prototypes using printed plastic
      • laser engraving
        • Cutting or engraving wood, plexiglass, and leather (you can bring your own)
      • cut vinyl
        • Create logos, letters and signs
      • large format printing
        • Print posters, maps and banners up to 36″ wide
      • lamination
        • Protect documents and signs up to 27 inches wide
      • Other sources
        • Such as design software, sewing machines, irons, soldering irons, knitting needles/crochet hooks, embroidery hoops, jewelry making tools, stamp making tools, leatherworking tools, heat gun

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