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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
(Rapid City, SD) –School's out and it's time to break out the swim suits and BOOKS! Yes, books! This year, Black Hills Reads is introducing the first annual Race to Read event, a summer-long event to...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
May 13, 2019 – Black Hills Reads has been selected among over 100 applications to receive an award of $7,250 for new books and eBooks that will expand the mission and partnerships within the...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
 (Rapid City, SD) –On May 9th, 2019, 3,000 3-in-1 books will be distributed to all 2nd graders participating in the Young Readers One Book program throughout the Black Hills. 28 schools, 9 libraries...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Grand prize winners and runner-ups awarded for 2nd annual attendance poster contest (Rapid City, SD) 6,477 local students from grades K-5th participated in United Way’s Black Hills Reads 2nd annual...
Sunday, January 20, 2019
BLACK HILLS, S.D. – On Jan. 31, over 1500 first graders across the Black Hills will be given a new children’s book, Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room, written by Sean Covel (producer of...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
BLACK HILLS, S.D. – On Jan. 31, over 1500 first graders across the Black Hills will be given a new children’s book, Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room, written by Sean Covel (producer of...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A local boy scout has partnered with Black Hills Reads to install “Lending Libraries” around the Rapid City area.   Tyrone Ware began the project in March 2017. It involves...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
BELLE FOURCHE –– Belle Fourche students going into first- through fourth-grades next fall will have the opportunity to participate in a summer reading program in an effort to reduce summer reading...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Two girls wait near the lime green food truck — carrots and apples superimposed to the sides —  before the lunch ladies notice them.   "It'll be another two minutes, girls," said Deb Baumgarten.  ...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Once summer vacation hits, some Rapid City students are not only losing meals that schools provide, but also knowledge, such as reading skills. United Way of the Black Hills and...

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