For the past several months, Rapid City Public Libraries has been asking the community “What do You Geek?”
Maybe you’ve seen our digital “I Geek Libraries” billboard on West Main Street or bumper stickers while driving around town or visited our information table and photo booth at community events.
Perhaps earlier this summer you saw the “I Geek Street Art” mural (or related media coverage) in Art Alley done by local artist Tyler (Siamese) Read with the Rapid City Arts Council?
With this question asked simply in black, red and white, we’re making the community aware that the libraries want to know what people are passionate about and what interests them. As a library, we are here to support individuals and what they geek.
For the month of September, the libraries are moving the Geek the Library campaign outside of the library, with the purpose of engaging the community and highlighting what several of our community members geek.
At the downtown library, there will be an array of geek posters featuring city officials, library board members, some of our partners in the arts, and some local business owners who are eager to show their support for their local library and have donated prizes for our month-long promotion.
We have posters at the downtown library displaying what some of our city council members geek, as well as Mayor Sam Kooiker, Fire Chief Mike Maltaverne and Police Chief Karl Jegeris. Our downtown neighbor and partner in the arts, The Dahl, has a geek poster. So does local food and wine expert and KOTA Territory News’ Eric Gardner.
As for local businesses, not only can you find out what they geek by visiting the downtown library, but you have an opportunity to win a prize drawing by visiting the participating business and entering at their establishment for their donated prize. In order to be eligible to win, you must have an active library card or be eligible to sign up for one.
The following businesses are showing what they geek and offering a donated prize: Alternative Fuel, a $10 gift certificate; Cranky Jeff’s, a basket of bike goodies; Dakota Yogi, one private yoga therapy session (enter at the downtown library); the Elks Theater, free movie passes; Mitzi’s Books, (3) Kobo Arc 32GB HD tablets/eReaders; Paws Pet Bakery & Gifts, a gift basket of dog treats; Perk it Up, a $25 gift certificate; Philly Ted’s, free sandwiches; Roam’n Around, a free pair of Patagonia shoes selected by the winner (valued up to $150); The Silver Lining Creamery, a $10 gift certificate; Who’s Game House, a $50 gift certificate; Who’s Toys, a $50 gift certificate; and Zoom Candy, a basket of soda and candy with a $10 gift certificate.
So this September tell us “What you Geek,” find out what others in the community geek, and enter for a chance to win one of these great prizes.