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June/July 2012, Volume 4, Issue 6

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD 2012

ALA 2012 National Conference
June 21-26

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 23-25

South Dakota Festival of Books
Sept. 28-30

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 3-5

World Book
Featured e-Resources of the Month

Promote good searching and fun learning with World Book Online

Children's and Young Adult Services


2012/2013 YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award List coming soon

The YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award committee will be meeting in Sioux Falls on June 6 to choose the 2012/2013 reading list. The list will be posted to the State Library's website shortly thereafter so you can get books ordered and processed before voting opens during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-21. Stay tuned for more information!


Do you have a teen advisory group?

While they go by many different types of names, teen advisory groups for libraries can be extremely beneficial. Many librarians express frustration in trying to attract teens to their libraries and seek advice on how to get, and keep their attention. The best way to know what they want is to ask them. So how do you go about doing that? Form a teen advisory group! These groups can be just as useful on college applications as school student council. They can help you pick out materials, plan programs, decorate—the sky's the limit.

If you have a teen advisory group, we’d like to know about it. Go to and fill out this five question survey. We will summarize the information we collect and put it in a future Cornerstone to benefit everyone.


Summer Learning Day is June 21

Many times libraries get overlooked by summer learning and after school groups as places where youth go to learn, to pursue interests, and/or for entertainment. Administered by the National Summer Learning Association, this extra special Summer Learning Day can help raise awareness of the importance of what libraries do to help combat the "summer slump" or "summer learning loss." Learn more at





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