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February 2014, Volume 6, Issue 1

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

National Library Week
April 14-20

World Book Night
April 23

Featured e-Resources of the Month
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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

South Dakota public libraries receive accreditation recognition
Eleven South Dakota libraries were honored during the SDLA Legislative Reception in Pierre.

Disc Repair Service
A new service is now available to all libraries in South Dakota.

Stay informed during 2014 Legislative Session
The South Dakota Legislative Research Council recently launched their new updated website, in time for session.

Quas•qui•cen•ten•ni•al adj - pertaining to or marking a period of 125 years.

Congratulations to recipients of 2014 Trustee Academy mini-grants!


February Continuing Education Opportunities

Speed-date the SDSL e-resources

Upcoming RACE Webinars

More Continuing Education opportunities


Children's and YA Services

2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge from YALSA

Teaching Kids and Teens to Be Good Cybercitizens

summer reading logo fizz boom readJump Start


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Welcome, Learning Express Library 3.0


Grant Opportunities

One Book Mini Grants Still Available

Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program

ING Unsung Heroes Program offers grants for K-12 educational projects

Kids Need to Read

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Lisa Libraries


Board Talk

The Haves and the Have-Nots
By Daria Bossman, State Librarian


School Libraries

School Library Chats are Feb. 4

prairie bud and prairie pasque logosLet the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque voting begin

21st Century School Library Award 2014 application process begins March 1

Digital Gizmos: Device Advice

Standards, standards, standards…which ones do I use?


What are we reading?

"eBooked! Integrating Free Online Book Sites into Your Library Collection" by H. Anthony Bandy
Reviewed by Shawn Behrends


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Siouxland Library starts book club for adults
By Jeri Light, Prairie West Library (Siouxland Libraries)

book talk tonight logoBook Talk Tonight
By Amy Clare, Siouxland Libraries

Electronic Resources Challenge for Middle School

Putting a new twist on holiday parade of homes fundraiserBy Melissa Hutmacher, Cozard Memorial Library





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