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May 2011, Volume 3, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book SD

2011 Authors on the Road

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

Children's Book Week
May 2-8

National Library Legislative Day
May 9-10

ALA Annual Conference
June 23-28

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 5-7

SD Festival of Books
Oct. 7-9

AASL National Conference
Oct. 27-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Support Summer Reading with eResources

Library Headlines


Novel Destinations offers a novel opportunity for 15 communities

Novel Destinations PosterThe South Dakota State Library has partnered with the South Dakota Humanities Council to help promote summer reading and the South Dakota Festival of Books with an exciting program for 15 communities. The program, called Novel Destinations, is a community-wide scavenger hunt for all ages. This free program is available to ten West River libraries and five East River libraries who serve populations from 1,000 – 10,000. Two children’s books, two teen books and two adult books will be given to each participating library – one copy to be kept by the citizen who finds it and one copy to be kept by the library to add to their collection.

Contact Jasmine Rockwell by email or 605/773-5066 by June 1 to be a part of this sensational program. Libraries will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. The South Dakota Festival of Books will be held Oct. 7-9 in Deadwood.

Libraries of all types as well as community organizations may also want to consider the Festival’s companion program, Authors on the Road. For more information on visiting authors see South Dakota Humanities Council: Authors on the Road or for the Festival in general please visit South Dakota Festival of Books.



One Book South Dakota mini-grant deadline extended to May 16

The South Dakota State Library, in collaboration with the South Dakota Humanities Council, has 20 mini-grants for free registrations for the One Book South Dakota program this year. The application deadline has been extended to May 16. Public libraries serving a population under 10,000 are eligible to apply.

The 2011 discussion title is The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III. All books are provided by the SDHC and the program can be given any time, any month during the year. Someone local may lead the discussion or there are scholars available. This is a great opportunity for the smallest of libraries to have an adult book discussion program for their library and community.

To apply, please state your program plan in two paragraphs or less and send it to Daria Bossman, Asst. State Librarian, Development Services, SD State Library, via email, or mail to 800 Governors Dr. Pierre, SD 57501.

More details about the One Book SD program may be found on SDHC: One Book South Dakota. If you have further questions contact Daria Bossman at 605/773-3131 or 800/426-6665.






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