The South Dakota Library Association , in conjunction with the SD State Library, sponsors the annual SD Children's Book Awards for grades PreK-5 and the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) for grades 6-12.

College, Career, and Life Ready
Preparing South Dakota Students for Success

Read! SD
South Dakota's Reading Challenge

Databases specifically suited for:

Jumpstart: Summer Reading Workshop hosted annually in February/March

NASA @ My Library : National earth and space science initiative that connects NASA, public libraries, and their communities.

Oculus Go : Bring virtual reality programs to your library.

Performer's Database: A comprehensive listing of performers who have/will perform in South Dakota libraries.

SDStepAhead Supporting Early Learners : Developmentally appropriate goals for children's growth and learning at each age level (infant, toddler and preschooler). Access the South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines to help guide plans for developing programming and activities.

Resources for patrons with special needs:

The Braille and Talking Book Library has both fiction and nonfiction books for children in print/braille (twin vision), braille, and talking book formats. Materials in the collection begin at the preschool level.

The Association of Specilized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies is a division of the American Library Association that focuses on providing a voice and advocating for underserved populations with sensory, physical, health, or behavioral conditions, etc.

Summer Reading workshops hosted annually in February.

Collaborative Summer Library Program creates an inclusive literacy based program enjoyable for all ages, annual unified theme, resources and professisonal support.

Read & Win program at the SD State Fair
2019 State Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Children and Youth Services Coordinator

Laura Kelly

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 1)