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Programming Resources


RIF Monthly Activity Calendars
Download Activity Calendars with lots of fun reading activities to do every day of the month from Reading is Fundamental, Inc.

Reading Rockets Literacy Calendar
Browse the monthly literacy events to find inspiring ways to celebrate reading with kids!

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Decorating Ideas

Classroom Decor
Teacher-Tested tips on classroom decor from A to Z Teacher Stuff.

Teacher Helpers
Bulletin Board ideas from Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, Discovery Education.

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Children's Book Week is held in May, celebrating children's books and the love of reading nationally.

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Infant/ Toddler Programming

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
CELL is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This website can be used by parents to provide their infants, toddlers, or preschoolers fun and exciting literacy learning experiences and opportunities, or by practitioners who are working with parents to promote their use of literacy learning activities with their children.

Enfamil: Baby Games for the First Year
Early Childhood Development Guide and Actvities. Check out this site to find developmentally appropriate activities for infants 0-12 months.

Spruce Crafts: 18 Arts and Crafts Projects for Toddlers
Spur creativity with well-planned craft time.

Kididdles: Mojo's Song Lyrics
A place where you can find the lyrics to your favorite kids' songs!

Preschool Picture Books
A resource of early childhood and preschool education picture books recommended for both classroom teachers and parents.

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Performer's Database theater masks

The South Dakota State Library Performer's Database is a performer listing created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs.

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Dragons Are Too Seldom
Website contains many of resources for creating and producing your own puppet shows

The Puppet Museum
The Olde World Puppet Theatre's online exhibits.

The Puppetry Home Page
The Puppetry Home Page is a free resource for the puppetry community and is dedicated to helping people connect with the world of puppetry.

Puppeteers of America
Puppeteers of America, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1937, provides information, encourages performances, and builds a community of people who love puppet theatre.

School & Public Library Collaboration Checklist

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We are better if we work together! The collaboration checklist provides practical ideas and suggestions to build partnership with your local school librarian.

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And the Prairie Awards Winners are...

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Children and YA Services
  - Maker Spaces
  - School Libraries
  - Summer Reading
and many more!

A School Library Blog from SDSL
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Laura Kelly EMAIL
Children's & Youth Services Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 1

Alissa Adams EMAIL
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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