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Platte Library

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.

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 Libby App (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 weekly story hour on Wednesdays at 10 AM during the summer for pre-schoolers, and an annual summer reading program for children of all ages. Adults can also take advantage of the library book club, which meets every six weeks 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 during the summer

  • Audio Books

  • Summer reading program

  • Selection of new bestsellers

  • Young adults area

  • Various LARGE PRINT books

  • Copy services

  • Reference services

  • Used books for sale

  • E-books


Platte Public Library is a member of the Libby App. This is an eReader lending library in conjunction with the South Dakota State Library. Come into the library to sign up for the program. With your membership, you can access 1000s of eBooks, audiobooks, 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.

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


Jan Van Vuuren, Library Director
Sue Kemnitz, Librarian
Anita Nachtigal, Librarian
Gladys Kuipers, Librarian
Angie Petrik, Back-up Librarian


Georgia Johnson, President
Nancy Walstad, Vice President
Donna Ringling, Secretary
Ann Van Der Werff , Treasurer

Angie Petrik, Director
Dave Carter, City Council Representative

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