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Children's & Youth Services | Jump Start | Resources

Jump Start 2015

Every Hero Has a Story | Images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or for more information.


Jumpstart Mini-Manual 2015 PDF download

CSLP Quick Start Guide: PDF download
Enrich Your 2015 Summer Reading Program!

Bedtime Math: Webcast Web Link to Bedtime Math webcast with Diana Pecina
In a recorded webcast shared from the Louisiana State Library, Diana Pecina from the CSLP partner Bedtime Math talks about why math is so important and shares free ways that libraries can incorporate a little math into their existing storytimes. Diana talks about Summer of Numbers, Crazy Eights and Bedtime Math.

Iowa Performer's Showcase 2015 Web Link to state library of iowa dot org
From Iowa Library Services/ Iowa State Library, 18 performers and programmers participated in the Iowa Performer's Showcase in November 2014.

Platypus Police Academy Web Link to walden dot com
Plan a read-aloud event at your local library, police department, elementary school, or community center!

What Makes You a Super Hero book coverSturgis 7th grader, Danika Gordon, wrote a book about being a superhero for her Character Counts program character counts 4 H idea book in pdf format through her 4H group. She is willing to share with any other libraries who would want her to come and if others across the state are interested, she can contact other 4H kids that may be willing to present it in their area. Please see the accompanying proposal author proposal in pdf format and copy of the book, What Makes You a Super Hero? Web Link to Danika Gordon's book What Makes You a Super Hero.

Summer Reading book coverSummer Reading: Program and Evidence Web Link to S D Krashen dot com (by Fay Shin and Stephen D. Krashen; originally published by Allyn and Bacon in 2007) reviews the research on "the summer slump" and the studies showing that reading for pleasure might be the cure, including Barbara Heyn's groundbreaking study. It presents, in detail, a description successful summer reading program that resulted in substantial gains in literacy development for middle school students. It also includes a case study of a high-school student whose reading scores declined during each school year, but rose substantially during each summer break. It was her summer reading that was responsible for her improvement during her high-school years.

The book is now public domain. You may download a copy (or copies) from sdkrashen.comWeb Link to S D Krashen dot com (left side of page, Books On-Line).

Children's Program (Every Hero Has a Story) theme art by Jarrett Krosoczka. Young Adult Program (Unmask) theme art by Hope Larson. 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program, Web Link to Collaborative Summer Library Program

I M L S Logo Collaborative Summer Library Program Logo

2017-18 Prairie Bud/ Prairie Bloom/ and Prairie Pasque books announced!

Voting is open October 1 through April 1.

Student Voting:
Prairie Bud
Prairie Bloom
Prairie Pasque

Teacher Voting:
Prairie Bud
Prairie Bloom
Prairie Pasque

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Children and YA Services
  - Maker Spaces
  - School Libraries
  - Summer Reading
And many more!

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