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The mission of the Alcester Public Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike. 

Brief History

  • 1934 the Alcester Public Library was opened.

  • 1991 the Alcester Public Library combined with the Alcester-Hudson School District to make the Alcester Community Library

  • 2019 The Alcester Community Library moved from the former High/Jr School building on Dakota Street to the new High/JR School building on 6th Street in Alcester. 

*Excerpt from Dakota Territory Centennial 1861-1961: Alcester South Dakota booklet

Current Library Board Trustees

  • Lynette Busch - President & School District Trustee

  • Sarah Allerding  - Vice President & City Trustee

  • Amanda Beeler - School Board Representative

  • Darla Reppe - City Council Representative 

  • Kristen Meyer - City Trustee

  • Laura McKee - School District Trustee

Non-Voting Members

  • Paige German -Secretary & Treasurer, Public Library Director

  • Nola Conner- AHS Library Director

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