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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library

Historical De Smet


12:30 - 5:00 PM - M, T, TH, F
12:30 - 6:00 PM - Wednesdays


Phone: 605-854-3842


Mary Purintun, Library Director
Jenny Todd, Assistant Librarian

E-Books Now Available!

Stop in the library to get your free library number and visit to check out your favorite book from home.

Library Services

  • WiFi
  • Overdrive - SD titles to go
  • Fax & Copy Service
  • De Smet News on Microfilm
  • Magazines, CDs & DVDs
  • LIW Display Case
  • 5 Original Harvey Dunn Paintings
  • Interlibrary Loan ($2 fee)
  • Income Tax Forms
  • Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Book Discussions

The city library is located just off the north end of main street in De Smet. In addition to books and magazines for children and adults, it provides internet access and many other educational opportunities. The library has 4 computers with high-speed internet access available for public use. In addition, visitors can find the De Smet News on microfilm, a Laura Ingalls Wilder display case, and 5 Harvey Dunn original paintings.

Summer Reading Program (for children entering kindergarten- 6th grade)

Learn more about this program at the library!

Summer Reading Program - Fire Department Day Summer Reading Program - Fire Department Day

Library History

The first library in De Smet was in the Brewer's Variety Story in 1928. The library moved to City Hall in April 1941. The present library building was built in 1968. In the summer of 2003, a new children's addition was built on to the current library. In November of 2003, the library celebrated the Grand Opening of the new children's addition and the library's 65th Anniversary.

The library has received star ratings in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service based on statistics for library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use.

Community Calendar

Join us for Old Settlers Days!

Join us for Old Settlers Days!

Posted on: 05-17-2024

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