August 2013, Volume 5, Issue 7
Check Your Calendars!!
Library Card Sign-up Month
SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood
Banned Books Week
Banned Websites Awareness Day
Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls
Assn. of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference
Sept. 25-28, Omaha
Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013
Teen Read Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
World Book Student now available for iPad and Online Resources for English Language Learners
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library rededication
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library was rededicated on June 1 with approximately 200 people attending. Speakers included city and library officials, a State Library representative and Senator Tim Johnson, pictured here with library staff and his wife, Barbara. The library doubled its size in a recent construction project, made possible by a generous donation from the late University of South Dakota librarian and library science professor, Edith Siegrist. Community rooms, a computer lab, a fireplace area with cozy chairs and separate children's and teen areas greatly enhance the library's ability to serve the community.
New beginnings at the Lower Brule Community College
The Lower Brule Community College is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the opening of their college and community library. On June 28, the library had a traditional Lakota dedication ceremony and officially opened its doors. The library will serve the college students, the local high school and the surrounding communities. The library will also act as a GED testing center this fall after receiving a Dakota Community Foundation grant for new computer equipment.
Digital Bookmobile visits heighten e-wareness at Pierre and Watertown, help celebrate SDSL's 100th birthday
OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile made stops at Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre and Watertown Regional Library in Watertown on June 21 and 22. In spite of stormy weather, patrons came out for the immersive digital experience in the 74-foot 18-wheel tractor-trailer. They learned how to access and download South Dakota Titles to Go materials to their devices. Watertown Regional Library Director Mike Mullin said, "Having the Digital Bookmobile visit Watertown was a wonderful opportunity for people in the northeast part of the state to learn more about the service offered by the library and by South Dakota Titles To Go."
The stop at Rawlins gave the State Library an opportunity to celebrate its 100 years of service to South Dakota.