Black Hills Reads Resources

Book Stops

Each Books Stop features information about the book, discussion ideas and activities.

Llama Llama Loves to Read*


The First Strawberry*


The Snowy Day*


Zen Pig

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See?


*Dolly Parton Imagination Library selection


Imagine your story

Black Hills Read's partnered with the Black Hills Library consortium, specifically Piedmont Library, to put together weekly summer activities and resources for families and providers alike. These activities were based on the "Imagine your Story" theme put forward by the state library last year.

Volume 1

Sing a Song: The Noble Duke of York

Build: A Popsicle Catapult


Volume 2

Play: Color Feather Matching

Write: Bad-Lib Poetry


Volume 3

Play: The Hiding Gnome Game

Write It: Magical Pets


Volume 4

Sing: Where is Thumbkin?

Build It: Labyrinth


Volume 5

Talk: Fairy Tale Sensory Box

Build It: Marshmallow Castle


Volume 6

Read: Stone Soup

Create It: Origami Rabbit

Build It: Billy Goat Float Experiment


Volume 7

Talk: Way Up High In The Apple Tree

Play It: Nine Pins


Volume 8

Write: Crown Lacing Cards

Create It: Crown




Weekly Early Learner Digest

Each week we send out a list of activities for early learners. There are ideas for infants, toddlers and preschoolers centered around development, play and creativity.


April 2021

April 1

April 12

April 19


March 2021

March 22

March 15

March 8

March 1

February 2021

February 22

February 15

February 8

February 1

January 2021

January 25

January 18

January 11

January 4


December 2020

December 21

December 14

December 7



November 2020

November 30

November 23

November 15

November 8

November 1

October 2020

October 26

October 19

October 12

October 5


September 2020

September 28

September 21

September 14

September 7


August 2020

August 31

August 24

August 16

August 8

August 1

July 2020

July 26

July 19

July 12

July 5


June 2020

June 29

June 22

June 15

June 8

June 1

May 2020

May 25

May 18

May 11

May 4


April 2020

April 27

April 20

April 13

April 6


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