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Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2008
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-7228, Email Link

Governor's Summer Reading Program winners announced

The Governor's Summer Reading Program presented plaques to the first and second place winners on Saturday, August 16 in De Smet, South Dakota at the Ingalls Homestead. This is the eighteenth year of the program which is open to children 7 to 15 years of age who read books on recorded cassette or Braille format. Participants are registered with the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library. The program is supported the South Dakota Lion's Foundation.

Pictured left to right front row is Marcus Van Dam, Dell Rapids, S.D., Jordan Harkless, Hayti S. D, Jennifer Busch, Alcester, S.D., and Emily Busch, Alcester, S.D. Back row: Mary Sjerven, Program Coordinator State Library; Dan Siebersma, South Dakota State Librarian, Sarah Dolney, Webster S.D., Ashley Schmit, Artesian, S.D., Rachael Jorgensen, Ward, S.D. and Dan Boyd, Director of Information Services State Library.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a program of the South Dakota State Library. Services are for the visually impaired and those who have a physical challenge that does not allow them to read standard print. For more information, contact the State Library at 1-800-423-6665.


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