Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monday, January 15, the Library Will Be Closed in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be open Tuesday at the regular time, 10 am - 6 pm.

It's Become Quite Apparent That Winter Has Arrived! What better way to spend the time than snuggled up with a good book? It's a great time to catch up on some of that reading you've got on your book list. And while you're thinking about it, come browse through our soup cookbooks and simmer up some homemade soup.  Now that's the way to spend a snowy day!

Thursday, December 21, 2017



The Library Will Be Closed for Christmas Saturday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 25; Tuesday, Dec. 26. We will reopen Wednesday with our regular scheduled hours.
We Will Also Be Closed New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1. We hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and will visit us often during 2018!

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and we are better throughout the year because we became children again during Christmas time – Laura Wilder

There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus -Bob Phillips

Saturday, December 9, 2017

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, at 10:30 a.m. "HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS" STORYTIME is happening at the library! The Grinch, Max the dog, and Cindy Lou Who puppets present this special show for all 3 and 4 year olds. We will also do some Christmas finger play songs, a cutting and drawing story and read a Christmas story together. And, as an extra bonus, the hand puppets will also perform a Christmas story. Come help us celebrate Christmas at the library!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, FOR THANKSGIVING. We will reopen Friday, November 24, from 10 am - 2 pm. Thanks - Giving . . . it's a time set aside for reflection of all we have to be thankful for. Turn off the 'devices', the T.V., take a break from the newspapers, even turn off the phone for a bit and listen to the silence and reflect on those things that are good in your life. They are there, you just have to quiet all the outside chatter to hear them. The staff at the library wants you to know we are thankful for you, our patrons, and truly hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

Friday, November 3, 2017



November has arrived! OVER 100 NEW BOOKS for November are out on the shelves and ready for you to come check them out!



TURKEY TALES STORY TIME will be Tuesday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Library. 3 and 4-year-olds are invited to come help us celebrate Thanksgiving with some turkey stories and song and a Thanksgiving performance by the library puppets.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW FOR YOUR HOLIDAY MENU? We have a great selection of cookbooks with lots of ideas for you to find a new dish and shake-up the regular holiday routine!


For All You Longmire Fans . . . The 6th and final season of Longmire returns November 17 to Netflix. If you need to refresh your memory on past episodes or just remember exactly where last season left off, we have seasons 1 through 5 on DVD here at the library. There is a 3-day check-out time for DVD's.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 20, Friday - DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Authors CRAIG JOHNSON, Walt Longmire mysteries series, and C.M. WENDELBOE, Spirit Road Mysteries series, will be here to share their stories with us! We are hosting this FREE event at the Belle Fourche Community Hall (downtown, across from City Hall) at 6 pm. So, come on out and meet and greet these guys and get your book signed.

C.M. Wendelboe lives and writes in Cheyenne, WY. He entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s he worked in South Dakota towns bordering three Indian reservations.
     He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff’s deputy for over twenty-five years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor with his agency, as well as an instructor at the local college and within the community.
     He had served successful stints as police chief, tactical team member, and other supervisory roles for several agencies during his 38 year career in law enforcement—yet he always has felt most proud of “working the street.” He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his vocation as a writer.
You can check-out C.M. Wendelboe's Spirit Road Mysteries series here at the Library. - we have them all: "Death On The Greasy Grass", "Death Where The Bad Rocks Live", and "Death Along The Spirit Road".

Craig Johnson, is the author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries series, the basis for the hit Netflix series LongmireHe lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25. 
     The author's twelve Sheriff Walt Longmire novels to date include The Cold Dish (first in the series), Death Without Company (The Wyoming Historical Association Book of the Year), Kindness Goes UnpunishedAnother Man's Moccasins (Western Writers of America Book of the Year) and The Dark Horse (which received starred reviews from BooklistKirkus Reviews, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, and was named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of the year), Junkyard DogsHell is Empty (Library Journal Best Mystery of the Year), As the Crow FliesA Serpent's ToothAny Other NameDry Bones, An Obvious Fact and The Western Star.
     Johnson's first novella, Spirit of Steamboat, was named as the first One Book Wyoming and his second, The Highwayman, was released in 2016. He has also released a collection of short stories, Wait For Signs.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CONSTITUTION WEEK SEPT 17-23 - Come and see the special display by our local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) promoting Constitution Week. September 17, 2017, marks the 230th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America.The goal of this week is to educate citizens about this important document and its place in our history. Constitution Week was officially declared by President Dwight Eisenhower on August 2, 1956.
Come see the display and check-out the books we have available here at the library about the Founding Fathers and the groundwork that resulted in this most magnificent piece of liberty - your liberty.


So Where Do You Go In Belle Fourche For DVD's These Days? How about your library? We have over 545 DVD's for you to choose from and at the beginning of each month we add several more. We also have a huge selection of  VHS tapes. All movies are available for library patrons to check-out for a 3 day period free of charge - if they are returned on time - but you must have a library card for check-out.
So how do get a library card? Simply bring in 2 proofs of your current address and if you live in Butte County your card is free. Outside of Butte County is a $5 yearly charge.
And while you are here, check out our magazines, newspapers, South Dakota history room, books on CD and books, books, books - fiction and non-fiction for adults, children, students and young adults, and books in large print. Your library card will also get you e-books downloaded to your personal reading device. But you need a library card! Oh yea, we also have 10 computers for your use and wifi, no card required on these.
So Come Check Us Out!