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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

What is in the kits?

Sun-Earth-Moon Connections Kit- focuses on activities and experiences that better help patrons understand their place in space, and how the Sun and Moon impact our planet. 

(The South Dakota State Library will replace all consumable items within the kits.) 

Books (all provided)

Moonbear's Shadow

Moonbear’s Shadow
by Frank Asch

 

What's in the Weather Today?

What’s in the Weather Today?
by Dr. Seuss

 

Getting a Feel for Lunar Crater

Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters
by NASA
(download text-only and audio versions for the visually impaired)

A Moon Of My Own

by Jennifer Rustgi 

Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon

by David Aguilar 

 

Be A NASA Detective: Expanding Your Senses Kit -focuses on activities and experiences that help patrons (and library staff!) be more comfortable using tools of science, and making predictions based on their observations.

(The South Dakota State Library will replace all consumable items within the kits.) 

Books (all provided)

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of Our Earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

 

The Secret Galaxy

The Secret Galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

Starry Skies: Learn about constellations above us 
by Samantha Chagollan 

 

Find the Constellations

Find the Constellations
by H.A. Rey

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space 

By Anita Yasuda 

 

National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! 

By Helaine Becker 

Be A NASA Detective: Expanding Your Senses Kit- focuses on activities and experiences that help patrons (and library staff!) be more comfortable using tools of science, and making predictions based on their observations.

(The South Dakota State Library will replace all consumable items within the kits.)

 

Native American Resources Kit - Includes additional resources that meet Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding and Standards. 

Books (all provided)

Mission To Space 
by John Herrington 

Lakota star knowledge: studies in Lakota stellar theory  
by Ronald Goodman ; edited by Alan Seeger 

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Dakota/Lakota Star map constellation guidebook: an introduction to D(L)akota Star Knowledge 
by Annette Sharon Lee, Jim Rock, Charlene O'Rourke 

 

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of Our Earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

 

The Secret Galaxy

The Secret Galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

Starry Skies: Learn about constellations above us 
by Samantha Chagollan 

 

Find the Constellations

Find the Constellations
by H.A. Rey

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space 

by Anita Yasuda 

National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! 

by Helaine Becker 

 

 

Kit 2: Be a NASA Detective - Adapted for the Visually Impaired 

(The South Dakota State Library will replace all consumable items within the kits.) 

Books (all provided)

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of Our Earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

  • Twin Vision (braille and print) 
  • Audio 

The Secret Galaxy

The Secret Galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

  • Audio 

This book is Launching Soon! 

Starry Skies: Learn about constellations above us 
by Samantha Chagollan 

  • Twin Vision (Braille and Print) 

Star Boy
by Paul Goble 

  • Audio 

Understanding Small Worlds in the Solar System: A Tactile View  
by NASA

  • Braille and Tactile Graphics with Additional Large Print 

Getting a Feel for Eclipses
by NASA 

  • Braille and Tactile Graphics with Additional Large Print 

Getting a Feel for Lunar Crater

Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters
by NASA

  • Braille and Tactile Graphics with Additional Large Print 

(download text-only and audio versions for the visually impaired)

Hidden Figures 

by Margot Lee Shetterly 

  • Audio 

Questions? 

Steven Buras
Assistant State Librarian 
1-605-77-5051
steven.buras@state.sd.us

There are space experts in South Dakota just waiting to collaborate on a program with you!

Night Sky Network Astronomy Clubs (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the public. Search the NSN club listings to find one near you for possible collaborations!

NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) is a program of volunteers that shares the latest in NASA’s science and discoveries of their space exploration missions through events in their communities. Search the SSA Directory for volunteers in your area.

  Trainings

Once dates are confirmed, they will be posted and linked here.

Archived recordings, slides, and links for all STARnet webinars

Promotional Materials

Editable NASA @ My Library event flyer (download AND save before editing!)

Posters, infographics, fact sheets, and more!

Promotional Best Practices:

  • Social media tag #nasaatmylibrary
  • Library website
  • E-newsletter
  • E-publications sent to library staff and trustees with information about upcoming NASA @ My Library programming
  • Announce participation at monthly board and membership meetings