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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

Children's and Young Adult Services


South Dakota Children’s Book Award winners announced

Mail Harry to the Moon Book Cover by bn.comMail Harry to the Moon, written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley, is the winner of the 2011 Prairie Bud Award.

Written by James Deem, Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past garnered the most votes to win the Prairie Pasque Award for 2011.

Thanks to the state's school and public librarians, the real winners in the contest are nearly 15,100 students across the state who read the books and chose a favorite, about 12 percent more than in 2010. A total of 93 voting surveys were submitted by school and public libraries statewide, 10 percent more than last year. 10,222 votes were cast by grades K-2 students for books on the Prairie Bud list; 4,871 students in grades 3-5 voted in the Prairie Pasque contest.

In order by number of votes received, the top five Prairie Bud books for 2011 are:

  • Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie Harris
  • I Will Surprise My Friend by Mo Willems
  • Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
  • Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka
  • Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin

Bodies from the Ice Book Cover from bn.comThe top five Prairie Pasque books for 2011, again, in order by number of votes, are:

  • Bodies from the Ice by James Deem
  • Leanin' Dog by K.A. Nuzum
  • There's a Wolf at the Door by Zoe Alley
  • When the Wolves Returned by Dorothy H. Patent
  • All Stations! Distress! by Don Brown

Are you and your students curious about the number of votes received by each of this year’s nominees or need a copy of the new list for 2011/2012? Visit for more information.



Walking on Glass Book Cover by BN.comYARP Teen Choice Award Committee announces winners

In case you missed it during the hustle and bustle of South Dakota Library Week, the winners for the Teen Choice Award are: Middle School – Walking on Glass by Alma Fullerton; High School – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. For more information and runners-up visit the website at



Latest news from the Collaborative Summer Library Program

The Collaborative Summer Library Program met in Arizona last month. There were an abundance of great ideas concerning the future of the Collaborative. Part of the work done at the annual meeting is the selection of future slogans and themes. While the 2011 summer reading programs haven't even begun yet, because of the sheer size of the organization (every state but Texas is a member) the Collaborative must work two to three years ahead.

The general theme idea for 2013 is Underground and the following are the slogans: children's – Dig Into Reading, teen – Beneath the Surface, and adult – Groundbreaking Reads. The general theme for 2014 is Space: explorations/ stars/ planets.



Amazing free resource for 2011 Summer Reading is offering a wide selection of its online materials free for CSLP member libraries. All legal public libraries in South Dakota are members. For more information see Jumpstart.






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