PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota State Library has accredited eight more of the state's public libraries.

The eight libraries will be honored in front of lawmakers, library colleagues and community members at the state Capitol rotunda on Wednesday afternoon.

The South Dakota Department of Education says accredited libraries demonstrate that they meet important benchmarks for providing high quality library services to their communities.

The newly accredited libraries are in Brookings; Watertown; Dell Rapids; Edgemont; Madison; Hill City; Scotland; and Gettysburg.

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