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September 2010
Volume 2, Issue 9

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

National Novel Writing Month
November, 2010

National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010

Grant Opportunities

Kids Need to Read

Deadline: ongoing

Kids Need to Read provides books to under-funded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. For more information and the online application go to

Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grant

Deadline: December 1

This annual grant is funded by the Baker and Taylor Company. Two grants of $1,000 each are awarded to librarians who work directly with young adults in a public or school library to enable them to attend the ALA Annual Conference for the first time. For more information go to

BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant

Deadline: December 1

This annual grant is funded by BWI and awards $1,000 for collection development to two YALSA members who represent a public library, and who work directly with young adults ages 12 to 18. More information can be found at

ALA, grants, YALSA

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