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December-January 2014, Volume 5, Issue 11

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

School Library Regional Meetings
- December 3, Aberdeen;
- December 10, Sioux Falls

Electronic Resources Challenge
January 13-March 31, online

SDLA Legislative Day
January 23, Pierre

2014 Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
January 24-28, 2014

ALA Youth Media Awards, Philadelphia, PA
January 27, 2014

Digital Learning Day
February 5, 2014

Teen Tech Week
March 9-15, 2014

One Book SD

Featured e-Resources of the Month
ChiltonLibrary, Mango Languages now part of State Library e-resources

grant opportunities


One Book South Dakota mini-grants

book cover of dakota by kathleen norris, 2014 one book south dakota titleThe South Dakota State Library, in collaboration with the South Dakota Humanities Council, is offering 20 mini-grants for free registrations for the One Book South Dakota program for 2014. These mini-grants are available for public libraries who wish to have a One Book Program and have a financial need that would make the $35.00 registration fee a hardship. Only South Dakota public libraries serving populations under 10,000 are eligible to apply for these mini-grants. Details and application information are available here.



Follett Challenge

Deadline: January 4, 2013

"The CHALLENGE is an opportunity for educators to help promote their programs that teach the 21st century skills students need in order to be prepared for life after high school - no matter whether they go to college or enter the job market. Educators who are designing programs that develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration between students and among educators are invited to apply. Applicants must complete the entire online application and then produce and submit a 3-to-5 minute video describing the program."

The online application and information concerning the production and submission of a 3 to 5 minute video are available at:



Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program

Deadline: March 15

Public school libraries and public libraries that host programs encouraging literacy and creativity in children can apply for an Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant of $500. Programs focusing on the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. For more information go to



Kids Need to Read

Deadline: ongoing

Kids Need to Read provides books to under-funded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. For more information and the online application go to



W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Deadline: none

W.H. Kellogg Foundation grants are provided for programs which follow their framework for educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and/or civic engagement.

For more information:



The Lisa Libraries

Deadline: none

This foundation provides new children's books to organizations that work with children in poor and under-served areas. 350,000 books have been donated to non-profits since the founding of Lisa Libraries in 1990. For further details go to






21st Century, grants, literacy, One Book South Dakota, SDHC

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