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 South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards (formerly known as YARP) 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.
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.
Performer's Showcase! Join the Virtual Performer's Showcase in November!
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
Tips for Working with Preschoolers
Library Card Sign-Up Month/ First Library Card
Cornerstone Article, September 2021
Native American Books, Authors, and Resources
A working guide for educators, librarians, school counselors and other support staff as they seek to develop their literary collections. *This is provided only as a resource.
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.