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 July

In the Shadow of the Gods
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
To Catch a Treat
False Hearts
We Could Be Beautiful
Disappearance at Devil's Rock
101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again
When Breath Becomes Air
If I Forget You
My Last Continent: A Novel
The Pursuit: A Fox and O'Hare Novel
Invincible Summer
By The Numbers
Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know
Paper: Paging Through History
Field of Graves
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
In the Darkroom
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation


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1 PM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays in August


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Brookings SD 57006

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