Friday, June 15, 2018


What's Up at the Library?

       Do you know what animal is known  as the Hillbilly Speedbum?  Or try this ...What animal has 21 different species and has sizes that vary from six inches to five feet?   Did you guess yet?  Read on for a few more hints.  This animal is not social and eats both meat and plants making it an omnivore, but with its long sticky tongue this animal finds it easier to consume bugs and larvae.   If  you have not come up with an answer yet ask one of the children who will come to the last Summer Reading Program session on Thursday June 21st at 2:00 pm.  they will be sure to know after they listen to the stories and complete the activities.  Also, don't forget about Story Time at the library held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.  The next Story Time will be held June 25th at 1:30pm all ages are welcome and there is no fee or sign up. 
     E-book readers need to remember update their library cards. We will be changing the log in numbers for Titles To Go the first week of July and your old numbers will become invalid. We will be informing patrons of their new log in information as soon as we know exactly how it will work.  If you run in to difficulty please contact us at the library  for more information. Things are always changing here...at the library.

Thursday, June 7, 2018


What's Up at The Library?

        The Summer Reading program holds the first of two sessions Thursday, June 14th, the theme this year is "Libraries Rock".  If you have signed up the program will start at 2:00 pm and last about one hour.  Please call the library at 874-2013 if your child can not attend.  We are limited to 24  students and have a few on the waiting list.  The 2nd session will be a Rodeo theme to celebrate the Crystal Springs Rodeo in the area. The 2nd session will be held Thursday, June 21st. at 2:00pm.         
     Additionally, the week of the rodeo the Clear Lake City Library will be holding a book sale beginning Wednesday, June 20th thru Friday, June 22.  The sale will take place in the hallway of the Municipal building from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day.  There will be a donation box for times when the area is not staffed and all funds raised from the book sale will be used to purchase updated materials for the nonfiction areas of the library. Items will be priced from $0.25 to $1.00 and will include paperback, hardcover, DVDs, and VHS tapes.  We will be selling books from all genres, and age groups.  Some books are older copies and some are newer donations and duplicates that the library has discarded, there is definitely something for everyone here...at the library.

Thursday, May 31, 2018




What's Up at the Library?

       We are still on the go at the library.  The last day of May, Elizabeth Begalka gave a gardening presentation at the library.  Everyone present learned something new.  Now on to summer reading and and welcoming the preschoolers back for Story Time after a short break.  The children are looking forward to reading different versions of the "Goldie Locks and the Three Bears".  They were very observant during the last Story Time when we read Jan Brett's "The Mermaid".  If you have not read a Jan Brett book to your child try one this week, the pictures are beautiful and entertaining even for adults.  The Summer Reading Program is themed "Reading Rocks" and there will be some joyful noise as well as a good story or two. For those of you who signed up children for the summer reading the sessions are scheduled for Thursday June 14th and 21st, if your child is unable to attend please call the library at 874-2013 so we may invite another child to join us.  We are limited to 24 children per session and always have that many signed up.
     A Sign Language class is in the works for the fall.  The tentative plan is to hold an introduction to sign language class for six consecutive weeks.  The class will be open to students from the 5th grade to adults and will cover a variety of basic signs including numbers, colors, foods, animals and some basic action words.  This is not an accredited class and is designed for students and adults who are interested leaning basic sign, there will be small fee to cover materials.  Patrons who are interested in other education opportunities are invited to share with the library staff topics of interest.  Learning is never ending here...at the Library.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


What's Up at the Library?
 
      Wow...is it really spring or is it already summer?You are invited to join us for "Springtime at the library" with Elizabeth Begalka. The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm on  Thursday May 31st.  We are excited to learn all we can from such an expert!  There will be a question and answer session as well as refreshments.  
    With all that said, remember on these hot days that the library is air conditioned, and a comfortable placed to relax and read.  We have newspapers, magazines and of course books from all  your favorite authors.  If you don't know what to read the library staff are always willing to make a suggestion. Also available are over 1,200 DVD movie for check out.  If you still have not got your new library card please stop in and update your information.  It is painless and free for all city residents.  Families residing outside the city in Deuel County can obtain a library card for $10.00 per year.  A library card entitles holders  to the use of all library materials as well as online electronic resources from South Dakota State Library and e-books from South Dakota Titles To Go.
     We are excited to announce that the Clear Lake Historical Society has donated a  DVD with the high school yearbooks for Clear Lake School covering the years of 1950 to 1989.  The year books are in PDF format.  The DVD is very easy to use and will be available for in-house use to interested persons. Isn't technology amazing? The study of genealogy and ancestry has become even easier here...at the library.

Thursday, May 17, 2018





What's Up at the Library?

     The weather is warming up, school is almost out, and we are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors. The library is hosting  "Spring Day at the Library" at 7:00 pm on May 31st. Elizabeth Begalka from Sodak Gardens will give a presentation on gardening, followed by an question and answer session. We will serve refreshments and assist patrons in locating materials to assist them in spring and summer projects.
     Library are also preparing for the summer reading program as well as continuing the automation of our library.  We have catalogued nearly 14,000 books to date and have just started the children's non-fiction area.  If you haven't checked out the online card catalogue, I encourage you to do so. You will be surprised at the number of holdings we have.  You may search for books by title, author, and subject at the stroke of a few keys and a few seconds will yield the results of what we have available to match your search. Our blog spot is clearlakesdlibrary.blogspot.com, you will find a calendar of events as well as links for the card catalogue and electronic resources available through the South Dakota State Library.  
     As the weather warms and we begin to complain about it being too hot, remember that the library has air conditioning and seventeen different magazines as well as two newspapers along with a big comfy couch to relax and read.  The library also boast over1000 DVD movie rentals as well as some old fashioned VHS tapes if that works for you. So as summer warms up come and cool down here...at the library.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

What's up at the Library?
     The Library is a busy place! The summer reading program is scheduled, we are continuing to hold Story Time the second and fourth Monday of each month and now are looking forward to Spring Time in the Library with Elizabeth  Begalka.  Elizabeth, from  Sodak Gardens will be giving a Garden Talk at the Clear Lake City Library on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00pm. There will be question and answer time as well as refreshments.  The program will last about an hour and we are sure to learn valuable insights. Elizabeth is  excited to share how easy it is to use plants to not only nourish your family but also create a warm and inviting place for family and friends to meet.  We always look forward to learning something new here.... at the library.

Friday, May 4, 2018

 
What's Up at the Library?


     The weather is warming up, school is almost out, and we are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors.  Here at the library we are preparing for the summer reading program as well as continuing the automation of our library.  We have catalogued over 13,500 books to date and have just started the children's non-fiction area.  If you haven't checked out the online card catalogue, I encourage you to do so.  You will be surprised at the number of holdings we have.  You may search for books by title, author, and subject at the stroke of a few keys and a few seconds will yield the results of what we have available to match your search. Our blog spot is clearlakesdlibrary.blogspot.com, you will find a calendar of events as well as links for the card catalogue and electronic resources available through the South Dakota State Library.  
     As the weather warms and we begin to complain about it being too hot, remember that the library has air conditioning and seventeen different magazines as well as two newspapers along with a big comfy couch to relax and read.  The library also boast over1000 DVD movie rentals as well as some old fashioned VHS tapes if that works for you. So as summer warms up come and cool down here...at the library.