Youth Programs (Birth - 2nd Grade) 

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The K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library and Danger Von Dempsey’s are giving away free pizzas to area children, 5 – 18 years old, through the Read by the Slice reading program. Beginning January 1, 2023, participants can register for the Read by the Slice program by using the READSquared library app. For every 800 minutes read, children will receive a free 8”pizza. Participants can pick up their coupon at the Public Library and redeem for an 8” pizza at Dempsey’s, 1023 S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD. Children do not have to have a library card or go to school in the Aberdeen school district to participate.  All books qualify.  


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Reading Buddies!!

Does your child need more practice reading out loud? The Reading Buddies program provides an opportunity for your child to read to a registered therapy dog in a relaxed atmosphere. The therapy dog sits calmly beside the reading child and listens patiently to a story. The children choose the books they want to read to the dog. According to studies cited in Public Libraries magazine, children who consistently read to therapy dogs improve their reading fluency by 12 percent, including “the ability to explain, describe, analyze, and infer.” Reading to dog programs offer a unique opportunity for budding or struggling readers to transform into confident kids. Parent/Guardian can register their child for a 15-minute time slot at Aberdeen.sd.us/library

Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 7th, Feb. 4th and Mar. 4th 

Time Slots: 12:00PM, 12:15PM, 12:30PM, 12:45PM, 1:00PM and 1:15PM

                                         Age: All ages are welcome

                                         Registration: registration required at https://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library You can also click on the

                                         image to the left to register. Registration will begin on Jan. 17th for the Feb. 4th session.


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LEGO Club 

If you like to build things and want to meet new friends, then this is the club for you! There will be different challenges provided each week that they will work on sometimes as a group or individually. 

When: Mondays, January 23rd, February 6th, and March 6th & 20th     

Time: 4:00-4:45PM

Age: K-2nd Grades

Registration: no registration required




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Story Time (Ages 2-5yrs)

Story Time introduces your child to the incredible world of language and books through stories, songs, and activities. This program is designed to help prepare your child for successful school experiences using early literacy components and is a great opportunity for your child to develop social skills and make friends. Topics and themes change each program. Story time generally lasts 30 minutes and no registration required. Caregivers are expected to attend.

When:  Every other Wednesday starting January 25th through March 22nd  

Time: 10:00-10:30AM

Registration: no registration required



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Special Story Time – Glamorous Grilled Cheese with the Gals – Come and enjoy some colorful grilled cheese sandwiches and fun snacks that you get to make. Caregivers are required to attend to help prepare the food.

When: Saturday, January 28th 

Time: 1:00-2:30PM

Registration: registration required at https://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library You can also click on the image to the left to register. Registration starts Dec. 27th




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Take & Make – Pasta Snowflakes – You will have instructions on how to make different snowflakes using different kinds of pasta and glue! When you are done putting your snowflakes together you have the option to paint them. Kits will be offered two times during the week and will be the same kit both times. Kits will be a first come first served.

When: Monday, January 30th AND Saturday, February 4th  

Time: 5:00PM (Monday) AND 12:00PM (Saturday)

Age: K-2nd Grades

Registration: no registration required



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Adventure Puzzle Book Club 

Exciting new program for those who like reading and solving puzzles! With this book club you get both at the same time. You will need to figure out the puzzles to continue in the story which we do together.

When: Tuesdays, January 31st, February 14th & 28th, and March 14th & 28th    

Time: 4:00-4:45PM

Age: 1st & 2nd Grades

Registration: no registration required



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Homeschool Programs 

Programs will be split into K-2nd and 3rd-12th and we will be focusing on the topic or topics that some of the homeschool community is currently working on. All programs will be activity filled with hands on fun. We might ask for parental help with some programs if needed.

When: Thursdays, Feb 2nd, Mar 2nd and Mar 30th

Time: 1:30-2:30PM

Age: K-12th Grades

Registration: registration required at https://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library You can also click on 

the image to the left to register. Registration will be begin on Jan. 17th.



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Special Program – Bee My Valentine Bear – Come and stuff your Valentine Bear on Saturday, Feb 11th. Registration and payment are required in person. Registration will start on December 1st and the payment of $13 is due at that time. Please register and pay at the Main Desk. All ages are welcome! Caregivers are required to attend.

When: Saturday, February 11th  

Time: 1:00-2:00PM

Registration: pre-registration and payment of $13 are required by Jan 3rd 



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Veterinarian O’Neill – Let’s learn some interesting facts about animals, how to care for them and how to approach them when you would like to pet them. There may even be a small dog at this event.

When: Monday, February 13th  

Time: 4:00-4:45PM

Age: K-2nd Grades

Registration: no registration required


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Homeschool Open Programs

Need a space to study with other kids? Want to come and just build with some Legos, magnet tiles and other items for some free time and chat with other homeschool parents? Then we have the space and items for you to use! 

When: Thursdays, Feb 16th and Mar 16th 

Time: 1:00-3:00PM

Age: K-12th Grades

Registration: no registration required


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Take & Make – Plastic Egg Bouquets -- Like flowers but they wilt and die too quick? Here is a new way of making a bouquet of flowers made out of plastic Easter eggs. The kit will include directions on how to make them and everything you will need. A nice bright colored bouquet of flowers in time for Easter. Kits will be offered two times during the week and will be the same kit both times. Kits will be a first come first served.

When: Monday, February 27th AND Saturday, March 4th  

Time: 5:00PM (Monday) AND 12:00PM (Saturday)

Age: K-2nd Grades

Registration: no registration required



Relay Races/Minute to Win It Games – Let’s have some fun with races and other obstacles!! How long can you keep your egg on the spoon while walking? How fast are you at putting on an outfit? Can you use chopsticks to carry M&M’s to another dish? Let’s find out!

When: Monday, March 13th  

Time: 4:00-4:45PM

Age: K-2nd Grades

Registration: no registration required


Insta PEEPS Dioramas Ready

Special Story Time – Peeps Diorama – Whether you like to eat Peeps or not this is a fun program to use them as characters. Come create your own diorama using Peeps. Everything will be provided for your diorama, but you can bring items from home to use in your diorama also. Make into your favorite story with characters! Caregivers are required to attend.

When: Saturday, March 25th   

Time: 1:00-2:00PM

Registration: registration required at https://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library You can also click on the image to the left to register. Registration starts Dec. 27th