June/July 2013, Volume 5, Issue 6
Check Your Calendars!!
ALA 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 27– July 2, Chicago, Illinois
SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood
Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls
Indian Education Summit
Sept. 29- Oct 1, Chamberlain/Oacoma
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Ah-choo! Allergy info for all ages
Visit the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile in June
As part of its centennial celebration, the State Library welcomes the nationally touring Digital Bookmobile. Everyone is invited to the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile's immersive SD Titles to Go download experience.
The Digital Bookmobile will be at Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre on Friday, June 21, 10 am – 2 pm CDT and at Watertown Regional Library on Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 2 pm CDT.
Preview the bookmobile at www.DigitalBookmobile.com.
"Dig Into Reading" with CSLP and resources from Read! SD
It's summertime! And reading progress shouldn't stop just because school is out. The more reading kids do, the more successful they'll be in school – and in life.
As summer readers "Dig Into Reading" across the state, find additional materials for libraries to use at READ! SD.
Find-a-Book is a tool for kids and parents who may need help in finding ideas for titles that are both at the appropriate level and interesting and engaging. It's also a tool that librarians can add to their reader's advisory resources.
Summer reading includes reading texts of all types and in all formats. Remind kids and parents that they have 24/7 access to all of the magazines, encyclopedias and more through the State Library's online resources. Plus, SD Titles to Go member libraries and those with other ebook services offer titles that can be downloaded for reading on many different devices. The newly updated Overdrive platform now offers grade-level searching.
It's all about the challenge of helping kids "Dig Into Reading" all summer long!