South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library
State Library Building
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2294
(605) 773-3131 (Local)
(605) 773-6962 (Fax)
(800) 423-6665 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Regional Braille & Talking Book Library.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 5,700
Number of staff: 8
Staff description: Director, Program Assistant, 3 Reader Advisors, 1 Educational Materials Coordinator, 1 A/V Technician, Library Clerks.
Geographic area served: South Dakota. Braille readers recive service from Utah.
Publications: Adults and children's newsletters (quarterly). Braillist Association Newsletter (quarterly).


Steven Buras, Assistant State Librarian
Linda Lowin, Educational Materials/ Volunteer Coordinator, (605) 773-9314
Connie Sullivan, Program Assistant, (605) 773-5081,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, descriptive videos, radio talking book, SD telephone newspapers, and summer reading program for blind and physically handicapped persons.
  • Reading Services
    • Rapid City Journal, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Aberdeen American News, Yaukton Daily Press & Dakotan.
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