Rapid City Public Library gets outside the lines

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RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) - Libraries from across the nation are getting outside the lines this week.

It’s a weeklong celebration that demonstrates the creativity of libraries. To show how libraries make a difference in the community not only inside, but outside of the building, the Rapid City Public Library held their first ever chalk event. Community members got to draw on the sidewalks near the library. There were a variety of drawings ranging from dragons to rainbows.

" It shows how libraries are still relevant even in this age of Google and internet there's still a place where you can go and get information, get help, get outside the lines with the library,” said Deb Holz, Rapid City publications librarian.

Chalk Artist Laurel Antonmarchi said, “it’s just really important to show the community involvement the library has. They put on these really great free events. People of all ages can come participate it’s just important to put a spotlight on the arts in our community.”

To continue the celebration, Sept. 17 the Rapid City Public Library will have a “tell your tale” event where residents get to share their life story. There will also be a ukulele performance.