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August 2012, Volume 4, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD 2012

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 23-25

Festival of Books
Sept. 28-30

Banned Books Week
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 3-5

Teen Read Week
Oct. 14-20

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 21-27

Heritage Quest
Featured e-Resources of the Month

Help your patrons find answers in genealogy resources

Grant Opportunities


Great government information doesn’t come in paper form only

Deadline: Aug. 10, 2012

The Innovative Approaches to Literacy federal grant program was announced in early July and closes soon! It essentially replaces the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program. For complete information on the application process and eligibility go to For background information on the involvement of school libraries go to


The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

Deadline: ongoing, one request per year

The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (DUC) distributes books on contemporary art and culture free of charge to rural and inner-city libraries, schools and alternative reading centers nationwide. More details may be found at


First Book

Deadline: Ongoing

First Book is a nonprofit organization that annually provides millions of books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families. Register today to connect your program or school to First Book's resources at





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