Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library
529 Pierce Street
712-255-2933
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
712-255-2924
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
712-255-2926
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm

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Check out our new website!

Welcome to the Sioux City Public Library’s new website! With a redefined design and faster page load time, you have better access to the Library’s unique resources. You’ll find an improved Library catalog interface with more powerful search capabilities and an enhanced way to browse the newest additions to the Library’s collections. Take a moment to explore and enjoy these new features!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

The Sioux City Public Library is headquarters for heroes of all shapes and sizes during Summer Reading 2015, running June 1 through July 31 at all Library locations. (more)

InstaReview

Adult Summer Reading

Summer is here and that means its time for livin’ easy and summer reads. Between June 1st and August 15th, let us know what you are reading by sharing in 5 words or less what you liked (or didn’t like) about your summer read. (more)

NoveList

NoveList

Book discovery is easier than ever using NoveList in the Library catalog. Whether you’re looking for the next book in a series, for a read-alike recommendation, or for professional reviews, NoveList offers the tools necessary to find your next great read! This feature is located below the holdings information for select fiction and nonfiction titles in the Library catalog.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Tuesday, July 7 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 11-11:30am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Read To Me Dogs

Read-to-Me Dogs

Tuesday, July 7 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-3pm
Children in grades K-5 practice their reading skills with these gentle canine listeners from the K-9 STARS. No appointment necessary.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Wednesday, July 8 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:30am, repeats at 11:15am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Summer Reading

Movie: Into the Woods

Thursday, July 9 • WIlbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-4:05pm
In this musical inspired by a variety of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, a baker and his wife find themselves cursed by a vengeful witch and forced to procure magical items from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack, of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Summer Reading

Super Toddler Dance Party

Friday, July 10 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 10-11am
Calling all super-babies! This dance party is just for the little ones: babies and toddlers up to 3 years old with an adult caregiver. Wear your favorite superhero costume and join us for upbeat music, fun superhero activities and a story or two! Must pre-register by calling 712-255-2933 ext. 231 beginning June 26.

Summer Reading

Adventures!

Monday, July 13 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 11-11:40am
A 40-minute program featuring longer stories and activities for children ages 6-10.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Tuesday, July 14 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 11-11:30am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Read To Me Dogs

Read-to-Me Dogs

Tuesday, July 14 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-3pm
Children in grades K-5 practice their reading skills with these gentle canine listeners from the K-9 STARS. No appointment necessary.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Wednesday, July 15 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:30am, repeats at 11:15am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Summer Reading

Animal Superpowers with the Zoomobile

Wednesday, July 15 • Morningside Branch Library • 1:30pm, repeats at 3pm
Did you know that some animals have superpowers? Join zookeepers from the Great Plains Zoo (Sioux Falls) as they show live animals and talk about their amazing abilities. Free ticket required for admission, available at all Library locations beginning July 1.

Summer Reading

Teen Craft: Duct Tape is SUPER!

Friday, July 17 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-3:30pm
Use our duct tape and your imagination to make a superhero mask, power cuffs, or a comic book wallet during this drop-in craft program. For grades 6-10.

Summer Reading

Adventures!

Monday, July 20 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 11-11:40am
A 40-minute program featuring longer stories and activities for children ages 6-10.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Tuesday, July 21 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 11-11:30am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Read To Me Dogs

Read-to-Me Dogs

Tuesday, July 21 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-3pm
Children in grades K-5 practice their reading skills with these gentle canine listeners from the K-9 STARS. No appointment necessary.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Wednesday, July 22 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:30am, repeats at 11:15am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Summer Reading

Film Festival

Wednesday, July 22 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-3pm
Short films based on popular children’s books and characters. Groups of 10 or more, please pre-register by calling 712-255-2933 ext. 231.

Summer Reading

Movie: Planes: Fire and Rescue

Thursday, July 23 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 10:30am-noon
When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged, and he may never race again, he must join a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down!

Summer Reading

Adventures!

Monday, July 27 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 11-11:40am
A 40-minute program featuring longer stories and activities for children ages 6-10.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Tuesday, July 28 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 11-11:30am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Read To Me Dogs

Read-to-Me Dogs

Tuesday, July 28 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 2-3pm
Children in grades K-5 practice their reading skills with these gentle canine listeners from the K-9 STARS. No appointment necessary.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Wednesday, July 29 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:30am, repeats at 11:15am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

Summer Reading

Last Day of Summer Reading

Friday, July 31 • All Library Locations
Make sure to pick up your summer reading prizes on or before July 31!

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

The goal of Library Storytime is to instill a love of books and reading in the very young. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing social skills, building vocabulary, and learning to match spoken sounds with written words. Please join us! (more)

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

The Sioux City Public Library is headquarters for heroes of all shapes and sizes during Summer Reading 2015, running June 1 through July 31 at all Library locations. (more)

Reading Lists

Reading Lists for Kids & Teens

Not sure what to read? Check out our reading lists of age-appropriate books by grade and subject. (more)