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April 2015, Volume 7, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

School Library Month
Apr. 2015

National Poetry Month
Apr. 2015

"Drop Everything and Read" Month
Apr. 2015

Apr. 5

National Library Week
Apr. 12-18

National Library Workers Day
Apr. 14

National Bookmobile Day
Apr. 15

Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Apr. 16

Money Smart Week®
Apr. 18-25

Preservation Week
Apr. 26- May 2

Children's Day/ Book Day - El día de los niños/ El día de los lobros (Día)Día! Diversity in Action
Apr. 30

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
May, 2015

Jewish American Heritage Month
May, 2015

National Inventors Month
May, 2015

Mental Health Awareness Month
May, 2015

National Bike Month
May, 2015

May Day
May 1

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

National Library Legislative Day
May 4-5

Children's Book Week
May 4-10

Cinco de Mayo
May 5

National Teacher Day
May 5

Mother's Day
May 10

National Bike to Work Week
May 11-15

Memorial Day
May 25

Featured e-Resources of the Month
State Library introduces SAGE Knowledge eBooks

Library Headlines


Library Headlines

purple up for military kids april 15April is Month of the Military Child
Communities throughout South Dakota are reaching out to help raise awareness of our military families and kids, during April, which has been designated as Month of the Military Child.

Primary sources are focus of "Digging Deeper"
On March 6, nearly 100 "Digging Deeper into Primary Sources" attendees learned where to find primary sources and how to use them.

Win prizes for your library
Join the South Dakota Proquest, SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher challenge

Head west for STEM learning at Boot Camp 2015
Check your summer calendars, school librarians!


March Continuing Education Opportunities

April 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Find the right performer for your program
Look no further than the South Dakota Performer's Database.

Having a diverse YA collection
With the sheer number of young adult books being published these days, it can feel overwhelming to try and pick the best ones.

New teen programming guidelines from YALSA.
YALSA has recently released an updated version of their National Teen Space Guidelines.

YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award winners announced soon
Stay tuned!!

Remind and Common Sense Media release Digital Citizenship Kit
A new tool for educators to use with students in grades K-12.


Featured e-Resources of the Month

sage knowledge buttonState Library introduces SAGE Knowledge eBooks
Thanks to a multi-state collaborative purchase, the South Dakota State Library now offers 75 SAGE Knowledge e-book titles in several content areas, including education, social studies, health, and business.


Grant Opportunities

"We Love Libraries" Lottery

James Patterson's $1.25 Million Pledge to Libraries

Libri Foundation Books for Children

CDW-G Collaboration Nation Award Program


Library Development

digging deeper for primary sourcesSouth Dakota state government publications used as primary resources
Recently the SD State Library hosted Digging Deeper into Primary Resources, a day for educators, librarians, and others to learn about the abundant number of items students can use.

Public Libraries Survey FY2014 closed
Where do all those numbers go?


Board Talk

"Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members"


School Libraries

Celebrate School Library Month with your community and colleagues

Planning to grow your library collection?

Deadlines to check before summer vacation


Why Didn't I Think of That?

recycled paper towel trees made in FaithReady for spring

Huron Public Library celebrates Teen Tech Week with drone competition

Give a virtual tour





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