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November-December 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Military Family Appreciation Month

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

National Novel Writing Month

Picture Book Month

South Dakota Statehood: 1889
November 2

Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 2, 2014

Election Day
November 4, 2014

World Science Day
November, 10, 2014

National Young Readers Week
November 10-14, 2014

Veterans Day
November 11, 2014

YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium
November 14-16, 2014

International Games Day
November 15, 2014

National Geography Awareness Week
November 16-22, 2014

American Education Week
November 17-21, 2014

Education Support Professionals Day
November 19, 2014

Educator for a Day
November 20, 2014

Substitute Educators Day
November 21, 2014

National Games and Puzzle Week
November 23-29, 2014

Women's Leadership Institute
December 2-4, 2014

International Day for Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2014

Christmas Eve
December 24, 2014

Christmas Day
December 25, 2014

New Year's Eve
December 31, 2014

Featured e-Resources of the Month
New feature lets you take AncestryLibrary research home

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

South Dakota librarians awarded certification

Colton Library receives a new homeColton Library: A dream and determination create a reality

No waiting, for patrons using BARD mobile

Faith Library receives gifts!


Continuing Education Opportunities

November & December 2014 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Public Librarians can help students vote for Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Awards

YARP voting is open

YALSA's Teen's Top Ten list chosen

2015 JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Apply now to receive a free 3D printer from 3DSystems


Featured E-resources of the Month

Ancestry Library New feature lets you take AncestryLibrary research home


Grant Opportunities

Jan Stauber Grant for Sherlock Holmes Programs

Books for Teens

Kids Need to Read

Summer reading/learning grants available from Dollar General


Board Talk

Free access to library-specific online webinars
by Daria Bossman, State Librarian


Library Development

Pierre's Carnegie LibraryPublic library photos requested

Impact Survey shows the importance of tech resources in SD public libraries

What's your library worth?


School Libraries

Voting has changed for Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Awards

Student Learning Objectives in the library: How's it going?

Register now! Discover career exploration opportunities for all ages at Regional Meetings


Digital Services

Digital projects: it's not just scanning old photos


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Crooks branch features books for guysGood reads for guys

Madison Public Library lends out framed art prints

Selling Stumpkins

Alternative shelving method livens up the collection at Edgemont





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