Jul 29, 2014



Potter County Library’s Summer Reading Programs were successful due to the wonderful people and resources that helped make it happen.  We were thrilled to have so many volunteers that stepped in to help the kids participate, and we were so grateful for the monetary contributions that helped purchase the materials and prizes for all of our programming.  Our attendance at June programs was astounding, with an average of 35-40 attendees, and in July, although schedules were busier, we still averaged 15-20 participants.  In addition, our bookmobile had about 50 participants that were devoted readers and game-players; upon completion, they were rewarded with free ice cream cones from the Prairie Stop in Hoven.  Altogether, we had about 180 participants involved in our summer reading programming. The following people and organizations provided the much-needed funding to aid in our success:

BRONZE DONATORS:  Norma Marks, Marla Nold, Richard Whitver, and Ralph and Betty Holzwarth.

SILVER DONATORS:  Bill and Fran Coppersmith, John and Bridget Lake, Daniel and Shayna Tews, Bert Van Essen, Arthur and Joane Beringer, and the Prairie Stop in Hoven, SD.

GOLD DONATORS:  Avera Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg in Action, Waneta Order of the Easter Star, and Lew and Mary Robbennolt.

***All summer reading participants may pick up their final prizes at Potter County Library in the next week or two.  Anyone who participated individually or in group activities has earned several bonus prizes, including an iron-on T-shirt transfer (preschool-5th grade) or book bag (6th-12th grade), as well as a free ticket to the South Dakota State Fair.  You will also get to pick an additional prize from our prize box.  Our hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 AM- 6 PM on Thursday, and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday.  Stop in soon, and THANKS


Feb 6, 2014


Do you need to research something?  Do your students?  Do your children?  Both  SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Researcher are yours to use at the library or at home with your free SD State Library E-card.  Apply for the E-card here:   http://www.library.sd.gov/forms/librarycard/index.aspx#.UuFYy4Xnaig).

SIRS Discoverer (grades K-9)

SIRS Discoverer Full-text articles and graphics from more than 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents, which were carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics.
SIRS Discoverer -  at the Potter County Library or use your SD State Library E-Card at

SIRS Issues Researcher (grades 6-12)

SIRS Issues Researcher A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues
SIRS Researcher  - at the Potter County Library
or use your SD State Library E-Card at


Jan 28, 2014

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library Online learning platform of 300+ practice tests covering ACT, SAT, GED, and more. Complete answer explanations and study suggestions.

 Learning Express Library provides access to current practice exams, self-paced courses and e-books for 4th grade through adult. It includes skills improvement exercises, practice exams for career preparation, college prep and self-paced courses. This resource can be promoted to high school students who want to prepare for the ASVAB (military test), ACT, CLEP out of college courses or study for an AP exam.  

Learning Express includes practice exams for certification tests in Nursing and Allied Health, Commercial Drivers' License, Cosmetology, Civil Service, Electrician and many more. The U.S. Citizenship test is also included.

Here's the website.  Get it at the library or at home with your SD State Library E-Card

Apply for your free SD State Library E-Card at   http://www.library.sd.gov/forms/librarycard/index.aspx#.UuFYy4Xnaig

Jan 23, 2014

Learn a new language with MANGO

Mango Languages Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture

Access this site through Potter County Library, or at this website with a free SD State Library e-card

SD State Library e-card (you can register for one here:  http://www.library.sd.gov/forms/librarycard/index.aspx#.UuFYy4Xnaig).

Jan 22, 2014

Gearheads, Motorheads, & Rodders, Chilton Library is for you.

Chilton Library Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and includes repair, maintenance and specification tables are covered

 Access this database at Potter County Library, or at home with SD State Library E-Card  at http://sdln.net/cgi-bin/authgate/index.cgi?db=chl

You can register for a free SD State Library E-Card at http://www.library.sd.gov/forms/librarycard/index.aspx#.UuBCxIXnaig

Dec 13, 2013


Dec 4, 2013

You Tube and our E-Books

 South Dakota Titles To Go   is the online card catalog for our e-book and audiobook collection.                                                                                                                           

is the You Tube video that shows patrons all of the features of Potter County Library's e-book collection / SD Titles to Go.  When you're ready to try digital e-books on your computer, laptop, tablet, Nook, Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or android phone, just watch this video to learn all about our e-books.

Search You Tube for even more e-book & audio book help.  At  youtube.com  just type: South Dakota Titles To Go
A Potter County Library card gives you free access to our e-book library.

Nov 27, 2013

What is Pinterest and How Can I Use It?

Pinterest is an online scrapbook.  Whenever you find something you like on the Web, you can 'Pin' it to a board in Pinterest to share with everyone who has friended you in Pinterest.

Fun views:
Pinterest Teen Ideas board  at http://www.pinterest.com/jdfriberg/teen-library-program-ideas/ 

Pinterest Children's Ideas board at http://www.pinterest.com/kmegill1/library-children-s-programs/  

CAUTION: ONCE YOU START, YOU MAY BECOME ADDICTED :-)  You can start at http://www.pinterest.com/


Nov 18, 2013

Yup, we're on Facebook

Ask to join us at one or all of our facebook groups:
Potter County's Library
Teen Stuff at Potter County Library
KID STUFF @ the Potter County Library
Story Hour

We post upcoming library events, library photos, and info about library resources.  And so can you.