The Brookings Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of our eleventh annual Illustrate-a-Book Contest.  During this contest, held in honor of National Library Week, April 12-18, young artists were invited to create an original illustration of a book of their choice.  Two hundred, sixty-three entries were received. The winners are:

Category 1 – Kindergarten to 2nd Grades

1st Place - Carson Loehr

2nd Place - Anika Hooda

3rd Place - Broden Teske

Honorable Mentions - Faith Johnson, Benjamin Krueger, Alieda Spilde, Logan Hanson,

                                Andrew Gunderson

Category 2 – 3rd to 5th Grades

1st Place - Aditya Tummala

2nd Place - Brooklyn McGuire

3rd Place - Joshua Park

Honorable Mentions - Kiera Steinhauer, James Park, Margaret Littlecott, Jenna Lynn Sprang, Tiana Ferrell


 Category 3 – Middle School

 1st Place - Ziad Mostafa Ibrahim                                          

2nd Place - Francis Krueger                                                         

Honorable Mention - Sarah Timmerman


 Category 4 – High School

 1st Place - Grace Timmerman

Honorable Mention- Sangah Park


Best in Show – Sampada Nepal




"Unlimited possibilities @ your library®"

National Library Week, April 12-18, is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries today are more than warehouses for books.  They transform lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.  Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and leveling the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in the community would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.  Libraries help to promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status. 

We are celebrating National Library Week with these programs:

Monday, April 13 at 7 pm:  John Miller speaking about the new Laura Ingalls Wilder autobiography

Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30: Library Book Club discussing the book, The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle

Thursday, April 16:  Celebrate Teen Literature Day to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer teens and adults

Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm: “Three Bunny Rabbits Gruff” puppet show

Saturday, April 18 at 2 pm: Illustrate-a-Book Award Ceremony


Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams, after all, there are “Unlimited possibilities @ your library.”


The Brookings Public Library continues the A Life Explored (ALE) series which examines in depth the life of one individual.  The 2015 ALE individual is Eleanor Roosevelt.  Programs about her life will be featured from February to April.

 The exploration of Mrs. Roosevelt’s life will conclude on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 pm as scholar/presenter Susan Marie Frontczak presents a re-enactment entitled “What We Are Fighting For” - Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.

It is December, 1942. Mrs. Roosevelt has just returned from England where she visited with soldiers, generals, royalty, and the working people. Find out how the First Lady feels about the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty.

This one-hour program consists of a 40-45 minute monologue in-character, followed first by a question and answer period with "Eleanor Roosevelt" and then by question and answer period with the scholar/presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.


New Books Added in September

The Arduino Project Handbook: 45 Illustrated Projects for the Complete Beginner
Raised Quilt and Stitch Techniques
After Disasters
Razor Girl
Blood Wedding
Red Right Hand
Letters from Paris
Apprentice in Death
The Secrets of Wishtide
Love Warrior: A Memoir
Raspberry Pi 2 Manual: A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer
The Dread Line: A Mulligan Novel
The Lost Girls
A Gathering in Hope
Texas Tall
Fearless In Love
Ashes of Fiery Weather
Hell Fire
The Shattered Tree


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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
1 PM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays in August


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Brookings SD 57006

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