October 2012, Volume 4, Issue 9
Check Your Calendars!!
Banned Books Week
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6
SDLA Annual Conference
Teen Read Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Novel Writing Month
International Games Day
American Education Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
SIRS is your US Presidential election source and more
Children's and YA Services
Showcase your teens during Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week is Oct. 14-20. This is the perfect time to showcase your teen collection, celebrate your outstanding teen readers and recruit more teen library users. "It Came from the Library" is this year's theme, which lends itself perfectly to some of the most popular teen book genres right now such as zombies, werewolves and all things paranormal. For program ideas and lots of other helpful hints on how to have an outstanding Teen Read Week visit the official site at teenreadweek.ning.com.
YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards open voting on Oct. 14
In conjunction with YALSA's Teen Read Week, voting for the 2012-2013 South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards begins on Oct. 14. Visit the official website at library.sd.gov for a full list of titles and to have your teens vote. Any South Dakota student can vote for any book they read from Oct. 14, 2012 through April 1, 2013.
2013 Summer Reading Program manuals coming soon
Distribution of the 2013 CSLP Summer Reading Program manuals will begin at the SDLA’s Annual Conference on Oct 3-5. Qualifying libraries with a representative in attendance at the conference can take their manual and incentive order form home with them.
The upcoming slogans are "Dig Into Reading" (early literacy & children), "Beneath the Surface" (teens), and "Groundbreaking Reads" (adults). The official beginning of the Collaborative’s program year is Oct. 1.
You are strongly encouraged to place your incentive orders as early as possible to guarantee that all the items you want are in stock. You can choose to not be billed until after the first of the year if your budget begins in January. For the last several years, the Collaborative has been covering the full cost of shipping of all summer reading program items purchased from Highsmith, but starting this year CSLP will be phasing out this payment. Your library will be responsible for half of the shipping cost for the 2013 program year.