What We Do:
The Custer County Library Foundation (Foundation) enriches lives in our community by advocating for a vital library, increasing awareness, raising funds and supporting key library programs.
Only libraries can offer free services, materials, and expertise to the communities they serve, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or financial status. Join with us in our mission of keeping Custer County Library relevant in the changing technological world.
Our long-term goal is to build a self-sustaining endowment fund to ensure future library programs, while continuing to support the current needs of the library.
We support a vital and dynamic library which provides access to the following programs and services:
- over 29,000 titles in books, audiobooks, videos, and CDs,
- a special collection of South Dakota books,
- popular magazines, the Custer County Chronicle, and the Rapid City Journal,
- downloadable e-books and audiobooks through OverDrive,
- books not available in our library through Interlibrary Loan from any library in the U. S.,
- desktop computers with high-speed DSL connections and word processing software,
- Wi-Fi 24/7,
- a scanner, a copier, a laser jet printer, and a color printer,
- numerous electronic resources providing practice tests, career oriented e-books and e-courses, genealogy research, on-line encyclopedias, homework help, etc…,
- test proctoring for Continuing and Distance Education courses,
- story-time on Fridays during the school year,
- book discussions for teens and adults,
- Summer Reading Programs,
- an annual program with the Black Hills Storytellers and French Creek Folk,
- rotating art displays, and
- “meet the author” opportunities.