The Lennox Community Library is a combination library, serving the Lennox School District which includes the communities of Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing. Library services are provided free of charge to all patrons. The library receives financial support from the City of Lennox, the Lennox School District, Lincoln County, local businesses and individuals. The library is located in the Lennox Middle School building. The move into this facility was made in 2006, following the completion of a public entrance, reading area and restrooms.
The library board is made up of six members, which serve 3-year terms. Two members are appointed at large by the Lennox School Board; one member is appointed from the school board; two members are appointed at large by the Lennox City Council; and one member is appointed from the city council.
Library services include: collections of fiction and non-fiction reading material for all ages, audio and video media, four public use computers with internet access, wireless internet access to patrons, participation in SD Titles to Go (downloadable digital books), copy/print and lamination services, monthly story time for pre-school children, summer reading program (averages over 200 children participating), and a monthly book club.
The library is open to the public 35 hours per week: Monday, noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.
The Lennox Community Library was selected as a South Dakota STAR Public Library for 2013. This national award is based on measurements of efficiencies—STAR libraries get the most out of the tax dollars and revenue expended. Measurements include circulation of books, visits to the library, program attendance and public computer usage.
The LACF was established in 2004 and has been providing grants annually to organizations in Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing. These grants are made possible through the generous contributions of community members. More information about the Lennox Area Community Fund can be found online at www.lennoxareacommunityfund.org.
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