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May 2014, Volume 6, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

National Inventors Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Bike Month

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

National Library Legislative Day
May 5-6

National Teacher Day
May 6

Children's Book Week
May 12-18

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

Book cover of John Green's the fault in our stars used with permission from bn.comCongratulations 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

Book cover of Richard Paul Evan's Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 used with permission from bn.comThe new list for teens to vote on will be selected this June by the YARP Committee and posted on shortly thereafter. So keep an eye out for a new list of exciting teen reads!


Prepare for summer reading with more resources

Fizz Boom Read summer reading logo

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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