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State Library congratulates first-round recipients of Library Technology grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 18, 2020

CONTACT: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us or

Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.us


State Library congratulates first-round recipients of Library Technology grants


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Library is pleased to announce 19 recipients of the first round of Library Technology grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the federal CARES Act. Awardees received $1,000 or $2,000 grants to update, expand, or improve technology in their libraries.


“Libraries are essential to their communities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to highlight that need,” said Daria Bossman, state librarian. “Libraries are a vital source for trusted community information, education, and connection.”


Congratulations to these grant recipients:


Beresford Public Library

Madison Public Library

Britton Public Library

Hand County Library (Miller)

Brookings Public Library

Sisseton Memorial Library

Northwest Regional Library (Buffalo)

Grace Balloch Memorial Library (Spearfish)

Clear Lake City Library

Sturgis Public Library

Custer County Library

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

Freeman Public Library

Watertown Regional Library

Potter County Library (Gettysburg)

White Lake Community Library

Gregory Public Library

Yankton Community Library

Lake Andes Carnegie Library



Public libraries and public school libraries that have not already received grants have until Aug. 3 to apply for remaining funds. Library directors should have received an email link to apply from the State Library.