Liane Welte

North Sioux City Community Library Library Director Liane Welte holds the certificate of accreditation she received in Pierre. The NSC Library was one of 13 libraries accredited by the State Library in 2020.

Thirteen South Dakota public libraries have been accredited by the State Library in 2020. They were recently honored in front of lawmakers, library colleagues and community members at the Capitol rotunda during an event held in conjunction with the annual South Dakota Library Association Library Legislative Day.

Accredited libraries demonstrate that they meet important benchmarks for providing high quality library services to their communities. Public libraries are accredited at one of three levels: Essential, Enhanced or Exemplary.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.