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May 2015, Volume 7, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

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

Flag Day
June 14

Father's Day
June 21

ALA Annual Conference: San Francisco
June 25-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
State Library e-resources are every hero's secret weapon

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

students at western dakota techWestern Dakota Tech Library Technician Program offers opportunities for learning
Since 2011 a Library Technician Diploma and Associate of Applied Science Degree has been offered by Western Dakota Tech.

Keep all kids reading - all summer
To help students who are registered patrons of the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library (B&TB) retain their reading skills, the B&TB is offering a summer reading program.


May Continuing Education Opportunities

Short Takes for TrusteesShort Takes for Trustees
The South Dakota State Library is excited to share with all South Dakota public libraries access to a video series for you and your Trustees.

Lighten up your learning with E-Resources Challenge Lite this summer
Enroll in our free, self-paced online learning opportunity that guides you to explore and discover content and features in the statewide electronic resources.

May 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Celebrate "Cinderella" at your library
Explore some new ideas to showcase this classic tale in your library!

prairie bud prairie pasque book award logosAnnouncing the 2015 SD Children's & Teen Choice Book Award winners
Which book titles captured the imagination of children across the state?

Apply for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant


Featured e-Resources of the Month

State Library e-resources are every hero's secret weapon
Supplement your summer reading program with the State Library E-Resources!

Learning ExpressNew practices tests, eBooks, and more added to Learning Express


Grant Opportunities

State Library hosts Foundation Center grants workshop
The Foundation Center provides a multitude of information on grant funding foundations, and training opportunities to help those who write grant proposals.

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

American Honda Foundation Grants

Mazda Foundation


Library Development

Take a first look at the FY2014 Public Libraries Survey statistics
The FY2014 Public Libraries Survey closed last month and we thank all of our public library directors and staff for 100% participation!

South Dakota public libraries' customer satisfaction survey results show good feedback

disc repair serviceReminder: disc repair service at the State Library
South Dakota libraries can now send in damaged CDs and DVDs to be cleaned and given a new lease on life!

State Library plans additional digitization projects, a website for learner drivers


Board Talk

One Welcome Return
Dorothy Liegl comes back to the State Library


School Libraries

Prairie Bud and Pasque winners: making real-world connections


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Promoting books through digital posters
By Pam Kringel, T.F. Riggs High School, Pierre

Reading in spanishSpanish students entertain at story time
By Brenda DeHaan, Wagner Community School

Our MakerSpace journey
By Kristi Jones and Travis Lape, Harrisburg South Middle School





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