In this month's issue


Library Headlines

south dakota state sealTwo library bills introduced this legislative session

SD Department of Education launches site commemorating SD's 125th Anniversary


March Continuing Education Opportunities

New session added: Speed-date the SDSL e-resources
Which State Library databases would you like to get to know better? Which ones haven't you met yet?

Upcoming Webinars and more


Children's and YA Services

YALSA & ALSC New Book Award winners announced

Time is running out to vote for YARP/ SD Teen Choice Book Award

Celebrating Diversity with Día De Los Niños

APRIL - Month of the Military Child


Featured E-resources of the Month

Not sure about the difference between Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer?
Here's how to find who's who.


Grant Opportunities

Last Call – One Book mini grants still available!

There's still time to apply for technology grants for your public library!

Charles Lafitte Foundation grants

Target Early Childhood Reading grants

Dollar General Youth Literacy grant


Board Talk

Here we go again—Why should we have a nonresident user fee and policy?
By Daria Bossman, State Librarian


Library Development

Welcome Nina Mentzel, new Metadata Librarian

What to do with unsolicited materials? Check your gift policy


School Libraries

Buchanan Elementary challenges students to read for 1 million minutes

2013-2014 School Library Survey opens April 1

April is School Library Month: "Lives change @ your library"

Boot Camp 2014: ShaZam! The 4Cs in the 21st Century School Library

Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Voting End March 31


What are we reading?

The Tech Guy with Leo Laporte
A review by Wynne Nafus Sayer, Information Officer


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Rockin' Reader recognition program

Bookmarks: Increase interest and reading without breaking the budget

Denver Public Library vs. Seattle Public Library in the Reading Bowl





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