2018-19 Yearly Celebrations, Events, and Deadlines for the South Dakota School Librarian
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Yearly Celebrations, Events, and Deadlines for the South Dakota School Librarian
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MONTHEVENTDATE/WEEKRESOURCES/WEBSITES
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August
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I Love My Librarian Award nominate thru Oct. 1; annouced Dec.http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian
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National Book Lovers Day (9th each year)9th of each year
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September
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SD book awards - Prairie Bud, Bloom and Pasque & YARP Voting openshttp://library.sd.gov/LIB/CYS/index.aspx#Book
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SDLA Annual Conference26th-28th in Sioux Fallshttps://www.sdlibraryassociation.org/page/Conference2018
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Banned Books Week23rd - 29thhttp://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
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Banned Website Awareness Day26thhttp://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/bwad
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Hispanic Heritage Month starts 9/15 thru 10/15https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/
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Library Card sign up Monthall monthhttp://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card
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Constitution Day17th of each year
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Nat'l Raed a Book Day6th of each year
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International Day of Peace21st https://internationaldayofpeace.org/
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October
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2018-2021 21st Century School Library Award ceremonySioux Falls, Oct. 17-19http://library.sd.gov/LIB/SLC/21stCentAward.aspx
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Reaching Out (PD opportunity)deadline to apply Oc.t 1 http://library.sd.gov/SDSL/publications/NEWS/2018/ReachingOutIMLSGrantApplicantsSchoolLibrarianProg.aspx
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Teen Read Week7th-13thhttp://teenreadweek.ning.com/
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National Bully Prevention Monthall monthhttps://www.stopbullying.gov/
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Native American Day in SD8thhttp://library.sd.gov/LIB/SLC/NativeAmerResources/index.aspx
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Nat'l Friends of the LIbrary Week21st-27thhttp://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek
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Digital Citizenship Week15th-19thhttps://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship-week
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November
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Halloween31stMedia Literacy Site
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Picture Book Monthall monthhttp://picturebookmonth.com/
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Election Day6th
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Native American Heritage Monthall monthhttps://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/
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Int'l Games Week4th -10thhttp://games.ala.org/
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Veterans Day11th, observed on 12th
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Thanksgiving Day22nd
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American Education Week12th-16thhttp://www.nea.org/grants/19823.htm
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Picture Book Monthall monthhttp://picturebookmonth.com/
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December
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Learn a Foreign Language Monthall month
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Pearl Harbor Day7th
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Melville Dewey's Birthday10thhttps://www.oclc.org/en/dewey/resources/biography.html
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Christmas Around the Worldhttps://www.history.com/topics/christmas/christmas-traditions-worldwide
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January
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National Hobby Monthall month
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Kid Inventors’ Day 17th (Ben Franklin's B-day)http://www.kidinventorsday.com/
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Religious Freedom Day16thhttps://www.religiousfreedomday.com/
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ALA Midwinter Conference
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National Trivia Day
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ALA Youth Media Awardsat the ALA Midwinter Conf.http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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ALA Midwinter Conference25th-29th in Seattlehttps://2019.alamidwinter.org/
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National Braille Monthhttps://brailleworks.com/braille-literacy-month-2016/
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February
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Library Legislative Day in SDTBDlibrary.sd.gov
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African American History Monthhttp://programminglibrarian.org/articles/african-american-history-month
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National Engineering Week - 2/17 to 2/23https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week
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World Read Aloud Day
Feb 1
http://www.litworld.org/wrad/
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Digital Learning Day28thhttps://digitallearningday.org/
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National Library Lovers Month
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Children's Authors and Illustrators Weekhttps://www.childrensauthorsnetwork.com/childrens-authors-and-illustrators-week.html
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Random Acts of Kindness Week9th-15thhttps://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
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Valentine's Day14th
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March
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School Library EdCamp SD - Spring 2019. (Exact date to be determined).
Date TBDhttp://libguides.library.sd.gov/services/schools/pd
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21st Century Library AwardsApply starting March 1http://library.sd.gov/LIB/SLC/21stCentAward.aspx
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Nat’l Day of Unplugging
March 1-2 (sun up to sun down)https://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com/
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Freedom of Information Day16thhttp://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/federallegislation/govinfo/opengov/freedomofinfo
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Pi Day14thhttps://www.piday.org/
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National Deaf History Monthall monthhttps://www.oelma.org/celebrating-deaf-history-month/
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National Women’s History Monthall monthhttp://programminglibrarian.org/articles/national-womens-history-month
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Music in Our Schools Monthall month/https://nafme.org/programs/miosm/
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Youth Art Monthall monthhttps://www.oaea.org/yam-flag-design
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April
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SD 21st Century School Library AwardsOpens in early Aprilhttp://library.sd.gov/LIB/SLC/21stCentAward.aspx
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SD School Library SurveyOpens in early April, TBDhttp://library.sd.gov/LIB/DEV/statistics.aspx#School
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TIE Conference7th -9th in Rapid Cityhttps://www.tie.net/
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SD book awards - Prairie Bud, Bloom and Pasque & YARP voting ends April 1http://library.sd.gov/LIB/CYS/index.aspx#Book
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National Poetry Monthall monthhttp://programminglibrarian.org/articles/national-poetry-month
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School Library Monthall monthhttp://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/slm
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DEAR - Drop Everything and Read Day12thwww.dropeverythingandread.com/
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Children’s Book Week (first week)week of April 29 – May 5http://everychildareader.net/cbw/
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Nat’l Library Weekweek of April 7-13"Libraries = Strong Communities"
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Earth Day22ndhttps://www.earthday.org/
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National Bookmobile Day10thhttp://www.ala.org/aboutala/bookmobileday
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Children's Book Day/El día de los niños/El día de los libros30thhttp://dia.ala.org/
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Na'tl Autism Awareness Monthall monthhttp://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/
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National Library Workers Day
9thhttp://ala-apa.org/nlwd/
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May
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Cinco de Mayo5thhttp://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/cinco-de-mayo/
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Choose Privacy Week1st-7thhttps://chooseprivacyeveryday.org/
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Nat'l Library Legislation Day7thhttp://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld
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Children’s Book Week first week of the monthhttp://everychildareader.net/cbw/
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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Monthall monthhttp://programminglibrarian.org/articles/asian-pacific-american-heritage-month
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Jewish American Heritage Monthall monthhttp://www.programminglibrarian.org/articles/jewish-american-heritage-month
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May Day1st of the month
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Mother's Day 12th
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Memorial Day27th
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Mental Health Monthall monthhttp://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may
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June
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Gay and Lesbian Pride Monthall monthhttps://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/
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D-Day (June 6)https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/june16/30days.html
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Father's Day16th
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