Keep your mind sharp this summer with one of many reading opportunities and challenges offered by Rawlins Library this July.
BUTTERFLY TAKE AND MAKE
Throughout the month of July pick up your take and make butterfly kits at Rawlins Library to transform old book pages into butterfly wings. Full kits with directions are available while supplies last.
July 1 – Oct. 31
You can get a jump start on the Bookopoly reading challenge beginning July 1. The game challenges you to read seven books between July 1 and Oct. 31 by following the themes on the “Bookopoly” game board; it comes complete with Get Out of Jail Free cards. To sign up for the challenge and a chance to win Pierre Pride dollars, visit Rawlins Library – where there’s always “free parking”.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
June 5 – July 27, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Mondays: 6th Grade & Up
Tuesdays: K & 1st Grade
Wednesdays: 2nd & 3Rd Grade
Thursdays: 4th & 5Th Grade
Participants will enjoy a range of age-appropriate activities, crafts, games, presentations, and a chance to earn Book Bucks all while working within the All Together Now theme. It focuses on positive traits like kindness and friendship.
MIDSOMER MURDERS ADULT READING PROGRAM
July 3 –July 19 & July 24 – Aug. 29
Could you Survive Midsomer? Find out by joining Rawlins adult summer reading program where you become the winning detective or you become the victim. It’s an adult choose-your-own adventure murder mystery book. Check out your copy at the library desk and share how you did when all is revealed at the in-person finales. A gift will be given to the best gumshoe!
design a bookmark contest
Monday, July 10 – Monday, Aug. 14
Before 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 kids ages 6-17 can submit safari themed bookmark designs to Rawlins Library. The winning designs will be distributed to Rawlins Library patrons throughout the month of September. For a complete list of contest rules visit rawlinslibrary.org or visit the library in person.
FIRST FRIDAY FREE PLAY: BIRTH TO 4
Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Visit the South Dakota Room for a two full hours of free play with STEAM toys provided by Rawlins Library.
american sign language (ASL) program
Monday, July 10, 1 - 2 p.m.
Join certified ASL interpreter to learn about the history of the language, basic signs, and what it takes to become an interpreter.
adult book club (Tuesdays)
July 11, 18, & 25, 6 p.m.
Read Mark Dunn’s Ella Minnow Pea: a Novel in Letters with other adults in the Library sponsored book club. For a copy of this month’s book or to join the club contact Rawlins Library at 605.773.7421.
GARDEN CANNING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 12, 12 p.m.
Bring your canning recipes, tips, and tricks to share along with any homemade canned goods you wish to pass.
RAWLINS LIBRARY @ FORT PIERRE COMMUNITY DAY
Wednesday, July 12, 4 p.m.
You’ll find a Rawlins Library booth at the Expo Center during Fort Pierre’s Community Day celebration. The booth will feature crafts for kids, swag bags and the opportunity to sign up for a library card.
ONE BOOK SOUTH DAKOTA AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Wednesday, July 26, 12 p.m.
Rawlins Library and the South Dakota Humanities Council brings you One Book South Dakota Author Diane Wilson. Wilson authored The Seed Keeper, a story of a Dakota family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most. Registration required at 605.773.7421.
SUMMER READING BOOK FAIR
Friday, July 28 & Monday, July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids can cash in the Book Bucks earned through the Rawlins Summer Reading Program for books and other prizes.