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Upcoming Events

August 22, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Platte Area Swimming Pool Schedule for August

Platte Area Swimming Pool

August 23, 2017

Goodwill Truck Here

Platte Food Center

August 23, 2017

Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero Lunch!

Platte Area Swimming Pool

August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017


Lyric Theatre

August 29, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Goodwill Truck

Platte Food Center

September 1, 2017 - September 04, 2017

Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Lyric Theatre

September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017

2017 Platte Museum Horse & Wagon Ride

Academy, SD

Hometown Happenings Radio Show


Enjoy yourself at the beautiful library located in a new building in downtown Platte. The library offers a wide variety of resources for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You may register as a library patron by filling out a short form and providing a picture ID with current address.

Solar Eclipse

Come to the Platte Public Library on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:00pm for a short introductory meeting about the upcoming solar eclipse.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the United States for the first time in almost 40 years.  No other country will be able to see the total eclipse.  In Platte, SD, we will be able to see a partial eclipse, but it should be spectacular!  Join us at the Platte Public Library at 11:30AM to watch this amazing event.  Eclipse glasses will be available - please come out for this rare phenomenon!


Platte Public Library
310 S Main Street
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-9869

Monday–Friday:  12:30–5:30 p.m.

About the Library

In 1938, the Platte Women’s Club founded the public library.  The library moved to a new facility in 2002 and houses more than 15,000 books.  Books on CD are available, as well as Overdrive Program (for your e-readers) & the Talking Books Program available through the State Library. Open Monday - Friday, library patrons are welcome to spend an afternoon in one of the reading corners or use one of the computers available to the public.

The library is happy to offer a monthly story hour for pre-schoolers and an annual summer reading program for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. Adults can also take advantage of the library book club, which meets every other month to discuss selected works.

Our mission statement:  The Platte Public Library strives to provide timely access to materials and services helping city and area residents of all ages obtain information to meet personal, professional, and educational needs. The library also strives to promote lifelong learning in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and businesslike.


  • Internet browsing and email
  • Computer accessed card catalog
  • One community meeting room for public use
  • Separate study/reference area
  • Children's story hour held once per month
  • Audio Books
  • Summer reading program
  • Selection of new bestsellers
  • Young adult's area
  • Various LARGE PRINT books
  • Copy services
  • Reference services
  • Used books for sale
  • E-books


Platte Public Library is a member of South Dakota Titles To Go via OverDrive. This is an eReader lending library in conjunction with the South Dakota State Library. Come into the library to sign up for the program; a yearly membership costs $5 per person. With your membership, you can access 1000s of eBooks, audiobooks, mp3s and movies from your home computer. You will need Internet access and a compatible device, such as a computer, eReader, tablet or smartphone, to utilize the loaned materials. Our library patrons have discovered that using the eReader program grants them access to thousands of titles not offered in the Platte Public Library, as well as accessibility to titles when traveling.

eBooks though Overdrive

Community room

The library has a community room that may be scheduled for use. The maximum number of people allowed per room, according to fire code, is 40. Please call the library for reservation information.

Our staff

Anita Nachtigal, Library Director
IlaVae Antonsen, Librarian
Jan VanVuren, Librarian
Marilyn VandenHoek, Librarian
Georgia Johnson, Back-up Librarian


Library board

Georgia Johnson, President
Nancy Walstad, Vice President
Donna Ringling, Secretary
Bev Pennington, Treasurer
Laura Weins, Board Member
Rich Hoppe, City Council Representative