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April 2010
Volume 2, Issue 4

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota
throughout 2010

School Library Month
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1- May 31, 2010

National Library Week
April 11-17, 2010

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
April 30, 2010

Children's Book Week
May 10-16, 2010

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Learning Express helps improve lives

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting April Online Learning Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

IMLS Native American Library Services Enhancement

Deadline: May 3

Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages working to improve existing library services or implement new services, particularly those relating to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act. For details go to


Toyota International Teacher Program

Deadline: May 26

Funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program aims to advance environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities. The program will take place Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2010 in the Galapagos Islands. Full-time classroom teachers and librarians of all subjects for grades 6-12 are eligible to apply. Please visit the Web site at for application instructions, FAQ and to apply online.


The Walmart Foundation

Deadline: August 20

The Walmart Foundation Giving Program awards grants at the state, regional and national levels for programs that give individuals access to a better life. They provide grants of $25,000 and up in the following categories: Education grants support programs that address the educational needs of underserved young people, ages 12-30. Job Skills Training grants promote professional training, counseling, and support services to help people improve their work-related skills. Health grants strive to improve access to healthcare and promote healthy lifestyles. Environmental Sustainability grants support programs that are designed to help people become more sustainable as well as programs that enhance the environment. For more information go to


PLA Award sponsored by DEMCO, Inc.

Deadline: varies

These grants are given to enhance professional development and improve expertise of public librarians who are new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities. This grant enables PLA members new to the profession and who have not had the opportunity to attend a major PLA Continuing Education Event in the last five years to do so. Eligible events are the PLA Spring Symposium workshops; PLA National Conferences; and other PLA Events, such as pre-conferences, held in conjunction with ALA Annual Conferences. More details may be found at


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