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South Dakota Library Facts

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Library Score

South Dakota has tons of libraries!

Libraries

142
164 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

South Dakota is a very small state

State Population

865,454

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in South Dakota!

Computers Available

1,111

Bookmobiles

4
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

110
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

83
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

10
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

10
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

16
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

42%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in South Dakota!

Librarians

358

Average Librarian Salary

$37,248
Funds
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Funding Score

South Dakota libraries are somewhat funded!

Libary Funding per Person

$32
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Huron Public Library
#930 Nationally
521 Dakota Avenue South
Huron, South Dakota 57350

#2 Brookings Public Library
#1,205 Nationally
515 Third Street
Brookings, South Dakota 57006

#3 Watertown Regional Library
#1,231 Nationally
160 6th Street NE
Watertown, South Dakota 57201

#4 Beresford Public Library
#1,309 Nationally
115 South Third Street
Beresford, South Dakota 57004

#4 Siouxland Libraries
#1,309 Nationally
200 North Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117

#6 Yankton Community Library
#1,377 Nationally
515 Walnut
Yankton, South Dakota 57078

#7 Hot Springs Public Library
#1,403 Nationally
2005 Library Drive
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747

#8 Edith B Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
#1,653 Nationally
18 Church Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069

#8 R. E. Rawlins Municipal Library
#1,653 Nationally
1000 E. Church Street
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

#10 Madison Public Library
#1,807 Nationally
209 E. Center
Madison, South Dakota 57042

#11 Rapid City Public Library
#1,867 Nationally
610 Quincy Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

#12 Britton Public Library
#1,910 Nationally
759 7th Street
Britton, South Dakota 57430

#13 Canton Public Library
#1,945 Nationally
225 North Broadway
Canton, South Dakota 57013

#14 Freeman Public Library
#2,108 Nationally
322 S. Main Street
Freeman, South Dakota 57029

#15 Mitchell Public Library
#2,246 Nationally
221 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

#16 Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library
#2,263 Nationally
114 1st Street
De Smet, South Dakota 57231

#16 Cozard Memorial Library
#2,263 Nationally
110 E. Lawler Avenue
Chamberlain, South Dakota 57325

#16 Alexander Mitchell Public Library
#2,263 Nationally
519 South Kline Street
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

#19 North Sioux City Community Library
#2,392 Nationally
601 River Drive
North Sioux City, South Dakota 57049

#20 Centerville Community Library
#2,478 Nationally
421 Florida
Centerville, South Dakota 57014

#21 Grant County Public Library
#2,848 Nationally
207 East Park Avenue
Milbank, South Dakota 57252

#22 Dell Rapids Carnegie Public Library
#2,874 Nationally
513 North Orleans Avenue
Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022

#23 Parkston Public Library
#2,907 Nationally
110 W. Main Street
Parkston, South Dakota 57366

#24 Edgemont Public Library
#3,063 Nationally
412 2nd Avenue
Edgemont, South Dakota 57735

#25 Viborg Public Library
#3,183 Nationally
110 North Main
Viborg, South Dakota 57070

#26 Gregory Public Library
#3,381 Nationally
112 East Fifth Street
Gregory, South Dakota 57533

#27 Potter County Free Library
#3,638 Nationally
205 W. Commercial Avenue Suite 103
Gettysburg, South Dakota 57442

#28 Bowdle Public Library
#3,983 Nationally
3043 Main Street
Bowdle, South Dakota 57428

#29 Redfield Carnegie Library
#4,009 Nationally
5 East 5th Avenue
Redfield, South Dakota 57469

#30 Parker Public Library
#4,069 Nationally
115 North Main Avenue
Parker, South Dakota 57053

#31 Wessington Springs Carnegie Library
#4,120 Nationally
109 West Main
Wessington Springs, South Dakota 57382

#32 A. H. Brown Public Library
#4,249 Nationally
521 North Main Street
Mobridge, South Dakota 57601

#33 Grace Balloch Memorial Library
#4,335 Nationally
625 North Fifth Street
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783

#34 Lemmon Public Library
#4,387 Nationally
303 1st Avenue W.
Lemmon, South Dakota 57638

#35 Sisseton Memorial Library
#4,396 Nationally
305 E. Maple Street
Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

#36 Bison Public Library
#4,550 Nationally
300 W. Carr Street
Bison, South Dakota 57620

#37 Webster Public Library
#4,800 Nationally
800 Main Street
Webster, South Dakota 57274

#38 Custer County Library
#4,894 Nationally
447 Crook Street Suite 4
Custer, South Dakota 57730

#39 Newell Public Library
#5,015 Nationally
208 Girard
Newell, South Dakota 57760

#40 Belle Fourche Public Library
#5,169 Nationally
905 5th Avenue
Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717

#41 Howard Public Library
#5,195 Nationally
103 E. Farmer Avenue
Howard, South Dakota 57349

#42 Faulk County Library
#5,402 Nationally
810 Court Street
Faulkton, South Dakota 57438

#43 Waubay Public Library
#5,436 Nationally
94 North Main Street
Waubay, South Dakota 57273

#44 Scotland Community Library
#5,591 Nationally
711 4th Street
Scotland, South Dakota 57059

#45 Elk Point-Jefferson Community/School Library
#5,608 Nationally
402 S. Douglas
Elk Point, South Dakota 57025

#46 Midland Community Library
#5,677 Nationally
401 Russell Street
Midland, South Dakota 57552

#47 Sherwood Memorial Library
#5,711 Nationally
204 Humphrey Drive North
Doland, South Dakota 57436

#48 Sturgis Public Library
#5,849 Nationally
1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Suite 101
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785

#49 Emma Burnham Public Library
#5,866 Nationally
403 Main Street
Frederick, South Dakota 57441

#50 Kennebec Public Library
#5,875 Nationally
203 S. Main
Kennebec, South Dakota 57544