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.”


New Books Added in August

The Hopefuls
Unfollow Vol. 1
Dark Road Home
Dancing with the Tiger
Duty and Honor
Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for You
Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State
American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
The Devourers
And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air
The Ghoul King
Fresh Fish: Seafood Recipes, Techniques, and Traditions
The High Ground
How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia
Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran
The Loyal Heart
Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To
The Branson Beauty
Claiming Noah
Someone Always Knows


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


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515 3rd Street
Brookings SD 57006

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