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August 2010
Volume 2, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 24-26, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

2nd National Day on Writing
October 20, 2010


Children's and Young Adult Services

Summer reading program evaluations due September 15

It’s that time again! Please report on your summer reading programs at www.surveymonkey.com. The survey will take approximately seven minutes to complete. No paper copies will be mailed or accepted. This is a requirement to receive your free 2011 summer reading manual. The deadline is September 15.

No Vampires Allowed: YA book review blog launches

By Jasmine Rockwell, Children’s & Youth Services Coordinator

No Vampires Allowed Blog

Every year I receive books from various publishers to review and I have books to review as a member of the YARP committee. Every YARP book that I read doesn’t make it on to the list that teens vote on and most of the books from publishers don’t make it off the shelves in my office until SDLA rolls around and I put them on the give-away table. I don’t get to read every book that a publisher sends me, so I select the ones that I think are the most appealing. What better way to get the word out to libraries about books they may not have heard of than to blog about them? Check out what I’ve been reading at No Vampires Allowed.

New YARP Teen Choice Book Award list available

The next round of YARP books for teens to read and vote on is available at library.sd.gov/teencenter. Voting begins during Teen Read Week, October 17-23. Keep an eye on future Cornerstone issues for voting instructions!

Using technology for teen programming

Thanks once again to the YALSA blog, here’s another fabulous idea for teen programming. The King County Library System has kicked off its second year of their Read, Flip, Win Contest. Teens create book trailers or audio book reviews for books they have read, and the best in each category net a free flip video camera for their creators. For more information about the original contest visit 2010 Read. Flip. Win.

programming, review, summer reading, technology, teen, YARP

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