Public Libraries (Library Development) | Children's & Youth Services
Children's & Youth Services
- Book Awards
- Homework Resources
- Programming Resources
- Reader's Advisory
- ReadSD! South Dakota's Summer Reading Challenge
- Special Needs
- Summer Reading Program
- Young Adult Services
South Dakota's Prairie Bud and Pasque Awards
The Prairie Bud & Pasque Children's Book Awards are sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association. Prairie Bud Awards cover grades Kindergarten through 2nd. Prairie Pasque Awards cover grades 3rd through 5th.
YARP: South Dakota Teen Choice Book Award
Each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents.
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Online resources and databases designed for students.
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Links and book recommendations for activities, decorating, puppetry, and infant/toddler programming
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A performer listing created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs.
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South Dakota Books for Young Readers
South Dakota State Historical Society's suggested list of books about South Dakota for young readers.
Resources for patrons with special needs.
Braille and Talking Book Program
The South Dakota Braille & Talking Book Program (B&TB) 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.
More Information on Braille and Talking Book.
ALA's ASCLA: Library Accessibility — What You Need to Know
This toolkit series of fifteen tipsheets was developed to help librarians in all types of libraries understand and manage access issues. Includes “Children with Disabilities”, “Developmental Disabilities”, “Learning Disabilities” and more.
Youth with Special Needs: A Resource and Planning Guide for Wisconsin Public Libraries
This resource and planning guide is intended to provide guidance and practical suggestions to public librarians to ensure that all youth with special needs have appropriate, convenient, and equitable access to materials and technology at public libraries to meet their informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs.
Grab your travel gear and head to a Jump Start workshop near you! Jasmine Rockwell and Karen Rickert (SD State Library), Becky Pittenger (Yankton Community Library), and Ali Bruinsma (Brookings Public Library) will be traveling the state bringing you ideas to “jump start” your summer reading program! Scheduled every February.
More Information on Jumpstart
Collaborative Summer Reading Program (CSLP)
A grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.
Young Adult Services
Homework, Life After High School, Research Calculator, YARP: South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards, and more. Formerly known as the “TeenCenter”.
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