April 2014, Volume 6, Issue 3
Check Your Calendars!!
School Library Month
Money Smart Week ®
National Library Week
National Library Worker's Day
National Bookmobile Day
Celebrate Teen Literature Day
World Book Night
April 27-May 3
Choose Privacy Week
National Library Legislative Day
National Teacher Day
Children's Book Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Get Science Fair savvy with SDSL e-resources
children's and Young adult services
Join the 100 Days until summer countdown!
Every 25 days YALSA will be hosting an online forum and giving away prizes during its count down of the 100 days until summer. Dates and topics include:
- April 8 - Effective school outreach
- May 2 - Building summer learning into existing reading programs
- May 27 - Tips for marketing to teens
Learn more or participate at summerreading.ning.com.
AWE Early Literacy announces Video Contest
AWE has announced its 2014 Video Contest for Public Libraries! Three libraries from around the U.S. will be chosen with the winners announced at the ALA Annual Conference this June. Visit www.awelearning.com for contest rules, FAQs, minor release forms, and an overview video of the contest.
Submissions are welcome from now through - June 1, 2014.
Early literacy efforts by libraries, parents, and caregivers are crucial to a child growing up to being a literate and committed community citizen.
*Notification of this contest does not constitute endorsement of AWE or its products by the South Dakota State Library.
YARP/SD Teen Choice Award Winners Announced Soon!
Teen Literature Day will be April 17, so keep an eye on your email and the YARP/SD Teen Choice Award webpage for the winner's announcement. Winners are announced during National Library Week, April 13 - 19.
You can also celebrate Teen Literature Day by visiting the YALSA website to check out their announcement of the new Teens' Top Ten nominees and the launch of the 2014 Teen Read Week products.
Collaborative Summer Library Program Updates
This month, librarians from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Federated States of Micronesia will be meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi to work on slogans for the 2016 summer reading theme (which is games/sports/fitness/healthy living) and the 2017 general concept/theme. The state representative for South Dakota is Jasmine Rockwell and she will announce the selections in mid-April.
Did you know that CSLP has a Facebook page? Like them at www.facebook.com/cslpreads! You'll find great extra ideas for your summer reading program and the ability to get feedback from thousands of other librarians.
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