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Library Services

 

Library Cards


Library cards are available for permanent residents/property owners in Stark, Billings and Slope counties free of charge.  For those living outside of our service area (within North Dakota), we offer a card for a $20 annual fee or $25 for a family.  Temporary residents can obtain a limited use card with a non-refundable $20 annual fee.
 
 

What you need to get a library card



Current picture ID
Physical proof of your address in our service area (no PO boxes)
$2.00 fee to replace lost cards
 
 

Check out limits for regular cards


 
Audiobooks - 5
Books - 10
Magazines - 5 (excluding the most recent issue)
Movies - 5
Video Games - 1 (On adult cards only)

 
 

Check out periods


Audiobooks - 4 weeks
Book Club Materials - 8 weeks
Books - 4 weeks (2 weeks if in demand)
Magazines and Movies - 1 week (Some DVD Seasons are 4 Weeks)
Video Games - 2 weeks (Only checkedout on Adult Cards)
 
 

Fines on materials returned past their due date


Books and audiobooks---.25¢ per item/per day
All other formats---$1.00 per item/per day
 
 

Wireless Internet Access


WiFi access is available on the main level/north end of the library. NO wireless printing is available.
 
 

Public computer usage


Computers are available for patron and guest use. Usage is limited to two hours per day (unless approved for longer for educational use), and may be extended once for two additional hours if there is no demand. Printing is permitted in black & white for 15 cents per page and must be prepaid before printing.
 
 

Public computer policies 


Computer filtering is in place on all stations, thus some websites may be inaccessible.  Inappropriate use of computers/internet in the library will result in a cancellation of usage privileges with a ban of one year.  Public computer use is monitored by the library staff.
 
 

Materials and other services


Books, movies, magazines, and audiobooks
Large Print adult fiction and nonfiction books
North Dakota and local historical collections
Online Reference Collection
Online EBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, Magazines, Comics and Music
Book Club in a Bag—10 books for discussion with discussion questions included
Interlibrary Loan services ($3.50 fee on each item ordered)
Coin operated black/white copy machine—15¢ and up per page depending on paper size
Fax machine with $1.00 per page charge—1-701-456-7702
Microfilm/microfiche reader/printer for public use with 15¢ per page printing
The Dickinson Press 1883 to present and North Dakota Census on microfilm
Bookmobile services to Stark, Billings and Slope Counties
AARP sponsored Tax aide during mid-February through April 15
Notary Public Service when notary is on duty.
 
 

Conference Rooms


Community Room for rental use when available (policies available upon request). Capacity 100—Reservations for use must be made, approved by library staff and deposit paid before reservation is official.  $35 for a up to a 4 hour block or $60 for 4 to 8 hours.
 
Small study area in lower level for sign-in use (policies available upon request). Capacity 8 for this room (reservations for use is available but not required).  This is not a room and patrons may come into the area looking for materials on the near buy shelves.

 

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Upcoming events
Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Drive in and add some wheels to your car, find a “parking spot”, grab a snack and enjoy the show! Please feel free to bring a pillow and/or a blanket. Movies are typically 30 to 45 minutes in length.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Kids and teens, come and build to the theme in the Library Community Room. Enter to win a cool Lego door prize!

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
All ages. One free bag of popcorn per movie attendee! Bring your own drink! No unattended children under 10. Hosted in the Library Community Room by the West Entrance.

Mon, Jun 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, finger plays, music and dancing, and activities for babies and toddlers! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Nourish your body and brain while you read this summer. FREE Meal for Children and Teens* *Under 18 Years of Age. Meals are generously provided by Pizza Ranch.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Join us for a different science, technology, engineering, art or math activity on Mondays! For ages 6-10.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Come to the meeting, pick up the book. Read the book and come discuss it with other adults at the next meeting! Snacks provided!

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, feltboard stories, music, and activities for fun and learning! Each storytime is different! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Every week for ages 11-17 only! Arts, crafts, food, activities, life-sized games, and challenges.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, feltboard stories, music, and activities for fun and learning! Each storytime is different! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:45am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Ms. Frizzle does experiments. *SIGN-UP REQUIRED
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Ms. Frizzle does experiments. *SIGN-UP REQUIRED
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
All ages. One free bag of popcorn per movie attendee! Bring your own drink! No unattended children under 10. Hosted in the Library Community Room by the West Entrance.

Mon, Jul 01, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Nourish your body and brain while you read this summer. FREE Meal for Children and Teens* *Under 18 Years of Age. Meals are generously provided by Pizza Ranch.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Nourish your body and brain while you read this summer. FREE Meal for Children and Teens* *Under 18 Years of Age. Meals are generously provided by Pizza Ranch.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Join us for a different science, technology, engineering, art or math activity on Mondays! For ages 6-10.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library
The paint is for the adults, the pajamas are for the kids! Come and paint with us, all supplies provided, and sign up your little ones to attend a pajama and stuffed animal story time while you paint!

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, feltboard stories, music, and activities for fun and learning! Each storytime is different! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Every week for ages 11-17 only! Arts, crafts, food, activities, life-sized games, and challenges.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, feltboard stories, music, and activities for fun and learning! Each storytime is different! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 10:45am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Drive on in and add some wheels to your car, find a “parking spot”, grab some snacks, and enjoy the show! Please feel free to bring a pillow and/or a blanket. Ages 0-5.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Kids and teens, come and build to the theme in the Library Community Room. Enter to win a cool Lego door prize!

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children all over the country since 1985. My Mother The Astronaut Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day"

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
All ages. One free bag of popcorn per movie attendee! Bring your own drink! No unattended children under 10. Hosted in the Library Community Room by the West Entrance.

Sat, Jul 13, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library
This it, this is the day. Final call for coloring contest entries!!!!

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
One free bag of popcorn provided. Bring your own drink. Discussion to follow. All are welcome!

Mon, Jul 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, finger plays, music and dancing, and activities for babies and toddlers! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Nourish your body and brain while you read this summer. FREE Meal for Children and Teens* *Under 18 Years of Age. Meals are generously provided by Pizza Ranch.

Mon, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Join us for a different science, technology, engineering, art or math activity on Mondays! For ages 6-10.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Free craft!!! Supplies provided, for ages 18 and over!

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, feltboard stories, music, and activities for fun and learning! Each storytime is different! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Every week for ages 11-17 only! Arts, crafts, food, activities, life-sized games, and challenges.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, feltboard stories, music, and activities for fun and learning! Each storytime is different! Storytime is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ages 11 thru Adult. Each session will have a minnimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10. The library reserves the right to combine people into groups to allow for more people.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ages 11 thru Adult. Each session will have a minnimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10. The library reserves the right to combine people into groups to allow for more people.

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ages 11 thru Adult. Each session will have a minnimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10. The library reserves the right to combine people into groups to allow for more people.

Thu, Jul 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ages 11 thru Adult. Each session will have a minnimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10. The library reserves the right to combine people into groups to allow for more people.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ages 11 thru Adult. Each session will have a minnimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10. The library reserves the right to combine people into groups to allow for more people.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with many fun activities at the DAPL!!! Open To All Ages!!

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Collection Suggestions

If you would like to suggest material for the Dickinson Area Public Library to add to it's collection, please use this form to do so.

*There is no guarantee that the library will add the suggested item to our collection but your suggestion will be considered.

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