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Posted on: November 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Rawlins Library: December Programming


Storytime, book club, and lots of activities to keep kids entertained over the holidays are all on the December docket at Rawlins Library.



During December pick up supplies and instructions for making a “handy” holiday wreath. Available while supplies last.


Anytime during the month of December, book one of Rawlins Librarians for one-on-one tech help. The librarians can provide a tour of the digital library and teach you how to download ebooks and audiobooks to your device. To schedule a time, call 773.7421.


Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Start December off with hot cocoa, live music, Santa Claus and crafts at Rawlins Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Makerspace Monday: design your own snowglobe

Monday, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Kids of all ages are invited to this afterschool program to build a paper snowglobe of their own design. 


Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 6 p.m.

In December, the club will read Ordinary Grace by Kent Krueger. To reserve a book or join the club, email, call 605.773.7421, or sign up in person. Water and coffee are provided. Participants must be 18 or older.

Storytime (Wednesdays)

Dec. 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy storytelling and sing-along fun Wednesday mornings in the South Dakota Room at Rawlins Library. The programs are free and open to children of all ages.

national pearl harbor remembrance day

Thursday, Dec. 7 

In tribute to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and in honor of those who survived the attack, pick up a WWII book. Rawlins Library has a wide array of books about the events and people of WWII.


Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Join local musicians Jay and Beverly Mickelson as they provide live holiday music, as well as information about the origin of each song. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested by calling 773.7421 or by visiting the library in person.


Thursday, Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The second Thursday of each month from now until April, Rawlins Library is offering senior citizens free rides to the library. Seniors who want a ride to the library should contact River Cities Transit at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a ride. The round trips will be provided at no cost to patrons who live in Pierre city limits.River Cities Transit can be reached at 605.945.2360.


Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m. 

Want to talk about an awesome book you’ve recently read or get help finding your next good read? Rawlins Book Chat can help. Join others to discuss your favorite books and hear about theirs.

Makerspace Monday: holiday table decoration

Monday, Dec. 18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Make way for a fun holiday centerpiece! Kids are invited to this afterschool program to design their own table decoration for this holiday season.

Makerspace Monday: make a gingerbread house

Monday, Dec. 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Start your holiday break by making a gingerbread house at the library. There will be graham crackers, candy decorations and plenty of frosting to keep it all together. School aged kids are welcome to this early-release day program. 

free time with legos

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

This come-and-go afternoon program features Legos, minifigures and plenty of time and space to make your own Lego creation. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend.


Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Bring a friend and enjoy Bingo! at Rawlins Library. You might even get a trip to the treasure chest! The program is free and open to kids of all ages.

free time with library toys

Thursday, Dec. 28, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Rawlins Library is opening their toybox for this post Christmas get-together. There will be puppets, Legos, board games and more at this come-and-go program. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend.  

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