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September 2012, Volume 4, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD 2012

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 23-25

Festival of Books
Sept. 28-30

Banned Books Week
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Oct. 3

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 3-5

Teen Read Week
Oct. 14-20

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 21-27

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Tips for getting better online search results

Children and Youth Services


Gregory Public Library has new teen advisory board

2012 graduates of Library Institute

Five area youth joined the newly formed Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Gregory Public Library in May and made a one year commitment to serve. As board members, they give input on program ideas, book selection and other materials for teens. During their monthly meetings, TAB members learn leadership skills, train in electronic resources, and provide volunteer service to the library for various projects. These teens also work to promote library services and programs within the community. Board members include Ashley Meyer, Jacey Feyereisen, Hannah Juracek, Mackenzie Feyereisen and Danika Ulrich.


2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

On Sept. 17, every seventh-twelfth grader in public, private, or homeschool can register for the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. There are 28 art and writing categories in which students could have their work exhibited or published. Former winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol and Joyce Carol Oates. For more information and to see submissions of recent winners visit


Coming Soon: YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards

The voting for the 2012-2013 YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards will open next month during Teen Read Week so make sure your shelves are stocked with all of the fantastic selections for this year. Both the middle school and the high school lists can be found at


Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque reading starts today!

The 2012-2013 Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque state book award program is ready to go for grades K-5 students, teachers and librarians. Sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, the contest features two lists of 16 nominated titles. The Prairie Bud list is designed for students in grades K-2 and Prairie Pasque is for grades 3-5. Voting, done online only, begins after Jan.1 and concludes by March 31.

Students are encouraged to read and vote for their one favorite book of the year from the master lists compiled by a committee of educators and librarians. The books receiving the most votes from students win the awards, which will be announced during National Library Week in April. You'll find more details about contest guidelines and the complete booklists at





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