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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

why didn't i think of that


Ready for spring

recycled paper towel trees made in Faith

T is for trees! This is what was made for Pre-K Story Hour at the Faith Public/School Library - Recycle paper towel rolls. With Mom/Dad's help of course!


Huron Public Library celebrates Teen Tech Week with drone competition

Teen Tech Week 2015 had a theme of "Libraries are for Making..." Libraries were encouraged to demonstrate the value their library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they could explore, create and share content.

Huron Public Library took the theme to heart and offered a drone video contest to their local teens. The local theme for 90-second video entries into the drone video contest was "It happened on the way to the library." The library provided the drone to use for the contest and participants competed to win a drone of their own.

drone winners from Huron library

Huron Public Library Teen Librarian Mary Olson wanted a wide variety of teens to participate, knowing that getting teens into libraries is key to improving digital literacy.

The Dolphin Peacocks won the competition with their video entitled Read Books, Ride Safe. View all of the entries at YouTube.

Photo from HPL Facebook page, used with permission of Shirley Apley, HPL director.


Give a virtual tour

Vermillion Public Library has made a virtual tour of their library available on YouTube. This video was created for Teen Tech Week. To check it out go to: YouTube.

This would be a creative way for any library to both attract new patrons and bring patrons back to using the many resources available at a library.





community, Faith, Huron, literacy, teens, Vermillion, video

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