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
Children's and Young Adult Services
Upcoming YARP/Teen Choice Book Award titles
The YARP/Teen Choice Book Award Committee will meet June 12 at Washington High School in Sioux Falls to select books for the 2013-14 reading list. The nominee list will be available shortly thereafter, so stay tuned!
New picture book award to support early literacy
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, an advisory group to the Colorado State Library, announces the first year of the CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards, a new children's literature award created to recognize picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.
The first CLEL Bell Awards will be announced Feb. 5, 2014, with one title in each of five categories representing an early literacy practice: read, write, sing, talk, and play. Research shows that engaging children in these practices builds language skills and prepares children to become successful readers.
Get involved by suggesting titles for consideration for the 2014 awards. Suggestions will be accepted through Nov. 15 at the CLEL website. Winning titles will demonstrate content or be theme-related to one of the early literacy practices, and encourage interaction between adults and children. The five award winners will be released with support materials that describe how each title supports early literacy development with suggestions for parents, caregivers and librarians to extend the reading experience with children through shared activities appropriate for home, childcare settings and library storytime.
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