The South Dakota Library Association sponsors two annual book awards:
- SD Children's Book Awards for grades PreK-5
- South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards for grades 6-12
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!
Final Call for Bookings!
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.
Better Together: School & Public Library Partnerships
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 SDSL Accessible Library Services 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.
Databases specifically suited for:
See also Handouts and Downloads.
Stay in Touch:
Monthly Update (School Library Newsletter)
1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 1)