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February 2013, Volume 5, Issue 2

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Feb. 2

Digital Learning Day
Feb. 6

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 10-16

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 20

School Library Month

Month of the Military Child

National Library Week
April 14-20

World Book Night
April 23

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros
April 30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Power search with ProQuest

Children's & YA Services


Summer reading partnerships

Help combat student summer reading loss by creating a public library and school library partnership for summer reading. Public libraries: ask what you can do to assist the efforts that the school library has been doing for the last nine months. School libraries: ask what you can do to get the word out about your local public library's summer reading program. Also, come as a team to the Jump Start Summer Reading Program workshop nearest you –


Keep those YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards votes coming

YARP Vote Online Today!!April 1 is the deadline for voting, and we always want to see more teens reading (and voting, of course), so remember to encourage your teen readers to vote today at


Let the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque voting begin

Prairie Bud Prairie Pasque Voting OpenSouth Dakota's Prairie Bud/Prairie Pasque Book Award contest voting survey is now open. All SD students in grades K-5 who have read or have had read to them at least five of the titles on the list appropriate for their grade level are eligible to vote. Voting (online only) concludes March 31; winning titles will be announced during National Library Week in April.

Submit all Prairie Bud/Prairie Pasque votes by the end of March through


Get ready for Teen Tech Week

"Check In @ your library" is the slogan this year for the 2013 Teen Tech Week from March 10—16. Registration is now open at If your library decides to participate in Teen Tech Week, please send pictures you take and any fun activities that you have to the State Library.


Purple Up Day is April 12

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. On April 12 wear purple (the color that symbolizes all branches of the military as the combination of Air Force blue, Army green, Coast Guard blue, Marine red and Navy blue) to show your support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifice.

Operation: Military Kids is a national program designed to support military youth impacted by the deployment cycle. For more info about OMK, visit, contact Stacia McGourty, at email, or call 605-773-6391.





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