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February 2010
Volume 2, Issue 2

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2010

SD Public Library Survey
February 1- March 31, 2010

Read Across America Day
March 2, 2010

Teen Tech Week
March 7-13, 2010

Prairie Bud & Prairie Pasque
Voting Deadline: March 15

PLA National Conference
March 23-27, 2010

School Library Media Month 2010
Communities Thrive @ your library
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1 - May 31, 2010

National Library Week
Communities Thrive @ your library
April 11-17, 2010

National Library Workers Day
April 13, 2010


Featured e-Resources of the Month
Let Gale Virtual Reference Library answer tough questions.

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting February Online Learning Opportunities


Why Didn't I Think of That?

RCPL shelf guides direct patrons to e-resources

Rapid City Public Library patrons are directed by shelf guides to e-resources

Rapid City Public Library patrons are directed by shelf guides to e-resources they might otherwise miss as they browse the stacks.

 

Dr. Seuss game for Read Across America Day

Need an idea for getting students—and teachers—involved in Read Across America Day? Try this activity borrowed from one of Douglas School District’s elementary libraries.

  1. Select brief quotations from the Dr. Seuss books in your collection.
  2. Print each quote on an individual piece of paper.
  3. On the big day, post the quotes on the walls outside classrooms.
  4. Tell students to remove from the wall and bring to the library a quote for which they can identify the book from which it was taken.
  5. Reward each student who correctly identifies the book with an inexpensive prize. Small suckers and bite-sized candy bars work well.

Be prepared for surprises. For example, participation by K-6 grades will likely be anticipated, but when grades 7-12 get wind of what’s going on, they may ask to play along, turning the activity into a K-12 game day where everyone has fun. Your students may also informally set up competition between classrooms to see which room correctly identifies the most quotes. Expect to run out of prizes earlier than anticipated. Both students and teachers had fun with this inexpensive, involving, easily-prepared game.

 

Flat Stanley travels the world

Students at Humboldt Elementary School Library are mapping the travels of Flat Stanley

Students at Humboldt Elementary School Library are mapping the travels of Flat Stanley from Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Flat Stan went to Washington, D.C. with the school secretary and France with the school librarian, Christy Marketon. A student took him to Omaha and the zoo. In few weeks he will be going to Disney World with one of the third grade teachers. When he returns the students will be helping to make an Animoto of the trip to add to the ones already created.

 

Box Elder, electronic resources, Humboldt, NEA, school libraries, Rapid City, video

 

 

 


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