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Public Library Districts

What is a Public Library District?

A public library distsrict is considered a "special district," a local entity other than county, municipal, township or a school district that is authorized by state law to provide only one or a limited number of designated functions.  Examples of other special districts are fire, water, and transit authorities.

Public library districts are formed for the main purpose of using stabilized funding to extend library services. Each individual state legislation has to authorize local elections to create a district.

Examples of Library Districts:

    Denver Public Library - Library District 101
    New York State Library - An Introduction to Special Legislative District Public Library Model

To enable public library districts in South Dakota, exisiting district laws need to be modified and will be subject to a vote of the people affected.  


Legislative archives on forming public library districts in South Dakota:

2014 Legislative Session

2013 Legislative Session






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