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August 2013, Volume 5, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Library Card Sign-up Month

SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood

Banned Books Week
Sept. 22-28

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Sept. 25

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
Oct. 13-19

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 20-26

Featured e-Resources of the Month
World Book Student now available for iPad and Online Resources for English Language Learners

Grant Opportunities


Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust Grants

Deadline: ongoing

The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust awards small grants for school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for teenagers. Applications that feature new or creative programs will receive special consideration over those simply seeking funds for collection development or for a book discussion group.



Innovative Reading Grant

Deadline: February 1

This Capstone-sponsored grant of $2500 is for AASL members working with kindergarten through ninth grade in a school library. For more information follow up at




Deadline: ongoing

This grant, sponsored by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, awards up to $3,000 for projects involving deep learning. Applications are due by the fifteenth of the month to be considered for that month.



AASL, grants, programming, school libraries




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