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September 2013, Volume 5, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Library Card Sign-up Month

International Literacy Day
September 8

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
Beyond the Great Gatsby: e-resources for book groups and literature

Children's & YA Services


Oxford Owl enhances reading

From some lovely folks "across the pond" comes Oxford Owl. The site is full of helpful hints, tips and tricks to help your child with reading at home. They also have 250 free ebooks that are now also tablet friendly.



Summer Reading Program Survey

It's Summer Reading Program Survey time! Please coordinate with all of the staff in your building to provide only one survey per library. Complete the survey if you did a summer reading program of any kind at your library, regardless of what type of library you are. Remember that you must complete this by the deadline (September 18) in order to receive the 2014 CSLP manual for free.



All things YALSA-related

Teen Read Week is coming - October 13-19. "Seek the Unknown" is this year's theme. See for more information and to register.

Teen Read Week also marks the beginning of the YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards voting. Review the YARP page for more information and to see the book lists.

Vote for YALSA Teens Top Ten until October 19. Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.



Partner with a purpose

Have you talked with your public or school library counterpart(s) yet? With many new librarians in both public and school libraries this year, do not assume that your counterpart will know to schedule a visit with you. Be proactive and set up a meeting today! Make sure to talk about what fun and exciting programs or projects you know are coming this school year and how you can partner to enhance the Common Core State Standards in your community. If your community doesn't have a school librarian or a public librarian, don't think you are off the hook. Find a teacher to partner with you. And speaking of teachers - if you are a public librarian, don't forget to let teachers know what you have that might pique their leisure reading interests.



awards, Common Core, community, ebooks, public library, school library, summer reading, survey, teacher, teens, YALSA, YARP




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