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November/December 2015, Volume 7, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

American Diabetes Month

American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

Military Family Appreciation Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Scholarship Month

Picture Book Month

SD Birthday: Dr. Anita Marie Caspary
Nov 4, 1915; born in Herrick, SD; wrote 2003 memoir "Witness to Integrity" and collection of poems "From The Heart"

SD Birthday: Mary Ann Clark Longley Riggs
Nov 10, 1813; Teacher, Missionary in Dakota Territory and Author of "A Small Bit of Bread and Butter" (posthumously)

SD Birthday: Russell Means
Nov 10, 1939; born in Shannon, SD; activist, actor, writer

Veterans Day
November 11

National Young Readers Week
November 9-13

National Philanthropy Day
November 12

Lita Forum
November 12-15; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Random Acts of Kindness Day
November 13

America Recycles Day
November 15

Geography Awareness Week
November 15-21

American Education Week
November 16-20
•17: Parents Day
•18: Education Support Professionals Day
•17: Substitute Educators Day

Digging Deeper into Primary Sources 2
November 20

International Games Day
November 21

Thanksgiving Day
November 26

SD Birthday: Dan O'Brien
Nov 23, 1947; Rancher, conservationist and author of "Spirit of the Hills"

Native American Heritage Day
November 27

SD Birthday: Kathy Lou Schultz
Nov 30, 1966; From Burke, SD; award winning poet; works include "Re dress", "Some Vague Wife", and "Biting Midge: Works in Prose"

SD Birthday: Frank Joslyn Baum
Dec. 3, 1883; lived in Aberdeen, SD; son of L. Frank Baum; author of “To Please a Child”

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3

National Cookie Day
December 4, 2015

SD Birthday: Rose Wilder Lane
Dec. 5, 1886; born in DeSmet, SD; famed journalist, author of "Let the Hurricane Roar" and "Free Land"

International Volunteer Day
December 5

Day of the Ninja
December 5

Women's Leadership Institute
December 6-9

December 6-14

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7

International Human Rights Day
December 10

National Poinsetta Day
December 12

SD Birthday: Helen Rezatto
Dec. 13, 1919; lived in Aberdeen; author of "The Making of the Two Dakotas" and "Tales of the Black Hills"

Bill of Rights Day
December 15

Wright Brothers Day
December 17

SD Birthday: Harry Neal Baum
Dec. 18, 1889; born in Aberdeen, SD; wrote history books for children

International Human Solidarity Day
December 20

Christmas Eve
December 24

December 25

December 26-January 1

New Years Eve
December 31

Brainteaser Month

Creativity Month

Get Organized Month

New Years Day
January 1

ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 8-12, Boston MA

ALA Youth Media Awards
January 11

SD Legislative Day: Libraries
January 22

Featured e-Resources of the Month
E-resources provide holiday fun and information

Library Headlines


Library Headlines Angela Ostrander receives the Distinguished Achievement in the Humanties Award from SDHC

Faith Public/School librarian receives Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award


November Continuing Education Opportunities

November 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

New PSA helps build parent toddler relationships

Storytime Undergrounds gives you a literacy leg up

Summer Reading Planning starts now

Groundbreaking New Books for Children with Special Needs

Read for Record class eventRead for the Record a Big Success in South Dakota


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Tumblebook Library adds tunes

New features keep Chilton Library in high gear

Mango Languages improves communication with Specialty Courses


Library Outreach

Where did the money go? Operating expenditures from FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey
Total reported operating expenditures in South Dakota libraries was $24.3 million in 2014.


School Libraries

Are you ready to apply for the 21st Century School Library Award?
First quarter of the 2015-2016 school years is behind us and it's time to begin thinking of the next 21st Century School Library Award.

You'll find excellent lesson plans in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library
The Smarter Balanced Digital Library is a collection of formative assessment resources/lesson plans for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

Featuring New School Libraries: Kennedy Elementary School





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