12:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
12:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Wed.
Preschooler storytime is held on the third Thursday of each month at 12:45 p.m. (September through April)
Mary Purintun, Library Director
Linda Reynhout Assistant Librarian
The first library in De Smet was in the Brewer's Variety Story in 1928. The library moved to City Hall in April 1941. The present library building was built in 1968. In the summer of 2003, a new children's addition was built on to the current library. In November of 2003, the library celebrated the Grand Opening of the new children's addition and the library's 65th Anniversary.
The library has received star ratings in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service based on statistics for library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.
E-Books Now Available!
Stop in the library to get your free library number and visit http://southdakota.lib.overdrive.com to check out your favorite book from home.
The city library is located just off the north end of main street in De Smet. In addition to books and magazines for children and adults, it provides internet access and many other educational opportunities. The library has 4 computers with high-speed internet access available for public use. In addition, visitors can find the De Smet News on microfilm, a Laura Ingalls Wilder display case, and 5 Harvey Dunn original paintings.
Summer Reading Program (for children entering kindergarten- 6th grade)
2016 Summer Reading Program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” and runs May 23rd through July 1st.
Registration for this free program begins Monday May 23rd at the library.