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Preparing South Dakota Students for Success

Read! SD
South Dakota's Reading Challenge

#SDSummerReading2022

Coding Clubs: Computer science opportunities for elementary - middle school - high school kids across South Dakota

Jump Start: 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.

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

Performer's Showcase! Join the Virtual Performer's Showcase in November!

Read for the Record -- Join in on October 27, 2022

READsquared! Online reading program management application for SD Libraries.

SDPB- Early Learning : a comprehensive program that provides educators, home schoolers, daycare providers, parents and guardians the tools they need to create a wholistic learning experience. Helps feed knowledge to our preschool aged children, and sows imagination, curiosity, and desire for constructive play and beneficial exploration.

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.

Transforming Library Services
Training includes Transforming Teen Services and The Strategies to Support Early Literacy Learning. These bring responsive library programming that engages communities and provides hands-on, interest-based learning experiences.

Better Together: School & Public Library Partnerships
Collaboration Checklist

CELL Resources
Tips for Working with Preschoolers

Library Card Sign-Up Month/ First Library Card
Cornerstone Article, September 2021

South Dakota Historical Society Press:

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.

Databases specifically suited for:

For assistance with any of the databases, visit libguides.library.sd.gov