Bloggin' in the Library

2013 YARP Winners!

posted Apr 24, 2013, 8:50 AM by

Congratulations to this year’s winners!  2,078 South Dakota teens voted for their favorite book over the last 5 months and have decided their favorite books are:

 High School:

Winner: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Runner Up: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry

 Middle School:

Winner: Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Runner Up: Matched by Ali Condie

The new list will be selected this June by the YARP Committee and posted to our website at shortly thereafter.  So keep an eye out for a new list of exciting teen reads!  

Happy School Libraries Month!

posted Apr 5, 2013, 8:58 PM by Alissa Adams

Did you know that April, the month of spring showers, is also School Libraries Month? 

It is the mission of the school library to:

1. provide all learners a collaborative program for learning and teaching

2. provide all learners a place for both a physical and a virtual learning environment

3. provide all learners access to a highly qualified professional for leadership in creating, promoting, and sustaining the program and place

GYRO March 2013 Winners!

posted Apr 5, 2013, 8:53 PM by Alissa Adams

CONGRATS Eryn Z.,Kim E. and Mrs. Gies...GYRO Book Club’s March 2013 winners!


GYRO Winner...February 2013!

posted Mar 6, 2013, 8:55 AM by Alissa Adams

CONGRATS Eryn Z. GYRO Book Club’s February 2013 winner! 

Other winners include:  Mrs. Pistulka, Mrs. C. Keffeler, Mrs. Gies, and Kim E.

2012-2013 YARP Contest for Teens

posted Feb 6, 2013, 10:46 AM by Alissa Adams

Participate Statewide!

Since 1989, each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Teen Reads Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list of books to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals. To qualify to vote, teens read books from the list and give it a star rating of 1 to 4, 4 being best. Teenagers may vote for as many books as they would like on a scale basis. One winner is selected from the Middle School List and another winner from the High School list.  See list below.

2012-2013 YARP Nominee List

Middle School List

High School List

New Books!

posted Feb 5, 2013, 7:35 AM by Alissa Adams

Check out the new books in the library!  Most are graphic novels…

X Clamp: Vols. 1,2,3

Spice Wolf Vol. 1,2,4,5

Cirque Du Freak: Volume 12

Cirque Du Freak: Volume 11


Dragon Ball Z: Vol 24

Nabari No Ou: Vol 1,2,3

InuYasha: Vols. 1,2

Fables: Storybook Love

Fables: Legends in Exile

Naruto Anime Profiles Episodes 38-80

Naruto Anime Profiles Episodes 81-135

Naruto Anime Profiles Episodes 1-37



Star Trek: Countdown

Fables: Animal Farm

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Fables Sons of Empire



Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

Hell’s Horizon

Flirtin’ With the Monster

Small Wars

Japenese Fantasy Manga

Daniel X Alien Hunter

The Enchantress: The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Making Comics

Not Simple

The Incredible Hercules: Love and War


Grimm Fairy Tales: Vol.1,2,3

Shopaholic and Sister

Nascar: Then & Now

The Graphic Canon: Volume 2


Outcasts United

Curses Foiled Again

Flash Point


The Wrap-Up List

True Legend

Burning Blue

Miller & Stentz

Dec./Jan. Winner of the GYRO Book Club!

posted Feb 5, 2013, 7:33 AM by Alissa Adams

CONGRATS to Mrs. Pistulka, the Dec./Jan. winner of the GYRO Book Club!

Overdrive books on a Kindle

posted Oct 11, 2012, 10:55 AM by   [ updated Oct 11, 2012, 12:01 PM ]

Here are some basic instructions for getting Overdrive ebooks on a Kindle courtesy of the Sturgis Public Library.  See attachment.

eBooks from the Sturgis Public Library

posted Oct 11, 2012, 10:47 AM by

If you’re a Meade County resident, sign up for a library card online @ and go online to: to check out an eBook or audio book from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection.

2011-12 SD YARP Book Award Winners!

posted May 16, 2012, 8:23 AM by

The winner in the High School category is Carter Finally Gets by James Dashner, and the runner up is Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith. 
Book Cover of Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
The winner in the Middle School category is The Maze Runner by James Dashner
 runner up is Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKeyser.
Book Cover of The Maze Runner  by James Dashner

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