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April 2012, Volume 4, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Month of the Military Child

School Library Month

National Library Week
April 8-14

Preservation Week
April 22-28

Money Smart Week
April 22-28

World Book Night
April 23

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros
April 30

Children's Book Week
May 7-13

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Support Common Core literacy with electronic resources, part 2

Children's and YA Services


Children’s Book Week

If you haven’t already started planning for your Children’s Book Week, there’s still time! CBW is May 7-13 this year. The CBW website has lots of tools and ideas for you to use to create a special and fun week. You can also celebrate the newly minted YARP/South Dakota Teen Choice Book Award or the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Award winners!


Week of the Young Child

This year April 22 – 28 is the Week of the Young Child ( with the theme “Early Years Are Learning Years.” Inspire your youngest citizens with some storytimes, puppet shows and books just for them! For more ideas you can use the Early Literacy portion of your CSLP manual or check out the Center for Early Literacy Learning website (


Jump Start takes on a blizzard

Pierre Capitol Building, Photo by South Dakota Department of Tourism

It wouldn’t be Jump Start if the weather didn’t threaten something severe, but the intrepid Jump Start team persevered! Workshops in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Yankton were held successfully on the originally scheduled dates, with the Pierre and Watertown workshops being rescheduled for the very end of March. Pictures and PDFs of ideas presented will be posted on the SDSL’s Facebook page and the Jump Start website respectively after the last workshop. Thank you once again to all our fantastic host libraries; the South Dakota Discovery Center for providing the afternoon sessions; and the invaluable Karen Duenwald (SDSL), Ali Bruinsma (Brookings Public Library), and Becky Pittenger (Yankton Community Library) for their enthusiastic and priceless presentations. Good luck with all your summer reading preparations!





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