May 2014, Volume 6, Issue 4
Check Your Calendars!!
Choose Privacy Week
National Library Legislative Day
National Teacher Day
Children's Book Week
ALA Annual Conference
June 26-July 1, 2014
ALCTS Annual Conference
June 26–July 1, 2014
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Summer reading sizzles with online resources
Children's and YA Services
Celebrate National Summer Learning Day
Join organizations, libraries and schools around the country on June 20 for National Summer Learning Day. You are encouraged to plan a special program for that day and register it on their map to show how important summer reading is all over the country. Visit their website for more ideas and great information to share with your community about the importance of summer reading.
Teens have chosen YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award winners
Congratulations to this year's winners! 2,046 South Dakota teens voted for their favorite book over the last 5 months and have decided their favorite books are:
- High School:
- Winner: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
- Runner Up: "The Selection" by Kiera Cass
- Middle School:
- Winner: "Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25" by Richard Paul Evans
- Runner Up: "Legend" by Marie Lu
The new list for teens to vote on will be selected this June by the YARP Committee and posted on library.sd.gov shortly thereafter. So keep an eye out for a new list of exciting teen reads!
Prepare for summer reading with more resources
The Jump Start summer reading workshops have wrapped up for this year, but you can still find many helpful resources on the State Library's website whether you attended a workshop or not. There are handouts from the workshop and additional resources found since that time. Of particular note, there are the CSLP Pinterest pages with additional craft and book ideas from around the web. There are pages for children, teens, and adults. The "dancing ooblek" is one of the best! Good luck as you prepare for summer reading this year!
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