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June/July 2015, Volume 7, Issue 6

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Independence Day
July 4

Paperback Book Day
July 30

National Inventor's Month

National Back to School Month

Women's History Month

Bad Poetry Day
August 18

Senior Citizen's Day
August 21

Women's Equality Day
August 26

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Foster adult literacy with State Library e-resources



Library Headlines

Graduates from 2015 Institute with Daria Bossman and Kathleen SlocumPublic Library Institute 2015
Thirty students from across the state attended Institute this year, focusing on budget and strategic planning, policies and procedures, SD Codified Law and much more.

Lego Guy visits 22 South Dakota libraries for summer reading
Curtis Mork, aka "The Lego Guy," visited a total of 22 South Dakota libraries to share his Lego stories and creations during summer reading programs.

Library Depositories provide expanded services
Did you know that many of the public, community and school libraries in South Dakota have deposit collections of machines and digital books on loan from the Braille & Talking Book Library Program (B&TBL)?

Free Online Book Club
Does your library have patrons who love discussing classic books?


Continuing Education

July Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Get the Ultimate Superhero and Supervillain YA Reading List

Read SD logoAre You Keeping Up with Read! SD?

Incorporating STEM Into Your Teen Programming

Get Help with Early Literacy Using StoryBlocks Videos

Check Out the New YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award List


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Foster adult literacy with State Library e-resources
When adult patrons at your library need to improve their English language literacy skills, introduce them to these State Library electronic resources

Learning Express logoLearning Express Library propels student to success
The road to Sam's chosen career began by preparing in Learning Express Library.


Grant Opportunities

Wish You Well Foundation Grants


Library Development

Sara Wylie retiresSara Wylie retires

Two free authoritative health sites available for patrons

Federal Government websites provide plenty of learning opportunities

Tips for Searching for Interlibrary Loan Materials

What makes a library special?

What are we reading?
Virtual Unreality by Charles Seife


Board Talk

Who is IMLS?
"The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement... to provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making"


School Libraries

Gettysburg Girl ReadingData shows school libraries growing across the state

School libraries guide students and staff forward in the 21st Century

What's in your interlibrary loan policy?





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