May 2015, Volume 7, Issue 4
Check Your Calendars!!
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
National Inventors Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
National Bike Month
Choose Privacy Week
National Library Legislative Day
Children's Book Week
Cinco de Mayo
National Teacher Day
National Bike to Work Week
ALA Annual Conference: San Francisco
Featured e-Resources of the Month
State Library e-resources are every hero's secret weapon
Children's and Young Adult Services
Celebrate "Cinderella" at your library
"Cinderella" is one of the most beloved fairy tale stories. Last month saw the release of a new movie version of the story and you can help celebrate this classic tale at your library by showcasing various versions for all ages and cultures. Some of the more recent versions are for young adults and showcase strong lead characters as "Cinderella." In your area, this might also be time for prom, so another great tie-in might be to see if there are teen girls who don't plan on wearing their dresses again. If you can gather a few, it would be fun to have a "dress up ball" for your smaller girls with those repurposed dresses.
Announcing the 2015 SD Children's & Teen Choice Book Award winners
Every year it is so exciting to see what book titles will capture the imagination of children across the state and have teens furiously voting for their favorite. This year was no exception so without further ado… your 2015 SD Children's and Teen Choice Book Award Winners:
- "A is for Musk Ox" by Erin Cabatingan, is the winner of the 2015 Prairie Bud Award
- "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio is the winner of the 2015 Prairie Pasque Award.
Teen Choice: Middle School
- Winner: "The False Prince" by Jennifer Nielsen
- Runner Up: "The Heartbreak Messenger" by Alexander Vance
Teen Choice: High School
- Winner: "Pushing the Limits" by Katie McGarry
- Runner Up: "Throne of Glass" by Sarah Maas
The 2015-2016 Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque nominees are already available at library.sd.gov. The new list for teens to vote on will be selected this June by the YARP Committee and posted to our website at library.sd.gov shortly thereafter.
Apply for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant
The application period for the 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant is open! Ten grants worth $1000 each are available to fund Teen Read Week activities. Apply at teenreadweek.ning.com by June 1, 2015. The new Teen Read Week site is officially up, so be sure to join at teenreadweek.ning.com for the latest updates! Teen Read Week takes place October 18-24, 2015 with the theme of "Get Away @ your library." In South Dakota, Teen Read Week is also when voting opens for the YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards.
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