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May 2013, Volume 5, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

National Library Legislative Day
May 7-8

Children's Book Week
May 13-19

BookExpo America
May 30– June 1, Javits Center, New York City

ALA 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 27– July 2, Chicago, Illinois

SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood

Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Genealogy eResources—where history is new

Children's and YA Services


2012-2013 Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque winners announced

Prairie Bud/ Pasque LogoStudents in grades K-5 recently voted for their favorite books during the 2012-2013 South Dakota Children’s Book Awards competition. Of the 32 books that were selected by the committee, half represented the Prairie Bud Award, and the other half represented the Prairie Pasque Award.

Following are the results of the Prairie Bud/Prairie Pasque voting:

  • Prairie Bud winner: Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
  • Prairie Pasque winner: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Approximately 83 schools across the state participated in voting for the awards. At least 10,209 students in grades K-2 voted for a book nominated for this year's Prairie Bud Award, while 4,414 students in grades 3-5 took part in the Prairie Pasque Award voting.

Book Cover of Even Monsters Need Haircuts, cover used with permission from bn.comIn order of votes received, the top five Prairie Bud books for 2012-13 were:

  1. Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
  2. Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby
  3. We are in a Book! by Mo Willems
  4. Chalk by Bill Thomson
  5. Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee

Book Cover of Out of My Mind, cover used with permission from bn.comThe top five Prairie Pasque books for 2012-13, in order of votes received, were:

  1. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  2. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
  3. Hide and Seek by Katy Grant
  4. Finally by Wendy Maas
  5. Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs

Sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Children's Book Awards encourage students in the elementary grades to read and vote for their favorite book of the year. The Prairie Bud Award is designed for students in grades K-2, while the Prairie Pasque Award is for grades 3-5. Both awards challenge students to read and vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. Children who read at least five titles from the list for their grade level qualify to vote. Each award is given to the book receiving the most votes from students throughout the state.

Nominees for the 2013-14 South Dakota Children's Book Awards have been chosen and announced on the school library listserv. A preview list is now available at


YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award winners

Congratulations to this year's winners! Two thousand seventy-eight South Dakota teens voted for their favorite book over the last five months and have decided their favorite books are:

Book cover of Divergent, used with permission from bn.comHigh School

  • Winner: Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Runner Up: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry

Book Cover of Girl, Stolen, used with permission from bn.comMiddle School

  • Winner: Girl, Stolen by April Henry
  • Runner Up: Matched by Ali Condie

The new list for teens to vote on will be selected this June by the YARP Committee and posted to shortly thereafter. Keep an eye out for a new list of exciting teen reads!


Get the word out on summer reading

It's time to start getting the word out about your summer reading program. To help you, CSLP has created PSAs for you. There are several ways you can access these:

  • Go to the CSLP website, login in, click “Proprietary Downloads” and then click on PSAs. You can download them and use them anywhere.
  • You can borrow a copy on a disk from the State Library, make a copy, and then return it. Email Jasmine Rockwell if you would like to borrow a copy.

You can play these at your library and on your website. You should also send them to your local schools or take them yourself when you do school visits. Hopefully, you all have your school visits planned and will start visiting this month.





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