South Sioux City Public Library

Basic Information

Established: 1920
Schedule: 9am-8pm (Mon-Thurs) 9am-5pm (Friday-Saturday)
Address: 2121Dakota Avenue South Sioux City, NE 68776
Phone Number: 402-494-7545
Fax Number: 402-494-7546
Director: David W. Mixdorf

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South Sioux City Public Library

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

18 public access computers; WiFi accessibility

Education Programs: Age graded story times, technology classes, work/ study,
Summer Programs: Summer Reading Program (for children teens and adults
Membership Details:

Library cards are free to all Dakota County, Nebraska residents. Nonresident cards are $15 per year.

Library Information:

 MISSION STATEMENT:  "The South Sioux City Public Library is an innovative and responsive community center that supports cultural programming, lifelong learning, literacy, and open access to the world of information and ideas, with a staff committed to excellence and personal service."

We bost a large physical collection with resources from online databases from the Nebraska Library Commission, Learning Express Learn-a-Test, genealogical resources softward

Library History:

The South Sioux City Public Library was founded in 1920 by the South Sioux City Women's Club. The Library was originally located in the city hall, but moved in 1934 to an abandoned telephone office. In 1985 the Friends of the Library raised money to build an extention on the library. The extension was used for handicapped access and the chidren's section. From 1999-2004 the library raised funds for their current facility located at 2121 Dakota Avenue. The building was built in the Prairie Style popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright and is the centerpiece of the city's public architchure.

Exhibits: We have exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis. We display special collections of materials on loan from local patrons. We also have an annual wreath display, as well as traveling humanities exhibits.

The library has multiple computer classes every week. movie nights, house concerts, humanities speakers, an annual quilt show an annual wreath display and silent auction etc.