This page provides access to publications of the Idaho Commission for Libraries. If you represent a state government agency, you may be looking for the Idaho Digital Publications page.


The Bookworm

This early literacy newsletter is sent home to the parents of children receiving First Books each month, and contains age-appropriate literacy information and activities.

The Nexus

This is an Idaho Commission for Libraries newsletter publication that comes out every two months. The Nexus updates the library community with news about Idaho libraries, projects, programs, and upcoming changes.

The Scoop

An e-mail newsletter containing fun, inspiring, and innovative ideas for library youth services. It is published monthly and is geared towards school and public library staff who are interested in improving services to children and young adults.

Low Hanging Fruit

A monthly e-mail newsletter designed for distribution through the school library to classroom teachers. Each issue includes an article on a topic relevant to both the classroom and school library, digital tools from LiLI and others sources, on the topic at hand.

Connections: TBS News

A quarterly newsletter of the Idaho Commission for Libraries' Talking Book Service (TBS).

Lib Guides and Tutorials

Survival Guide for Idaho Librarians

This guide is designed to be a quick start for an individual who suddenly is in charge of a public or school library in Idaho.

Idaho Trustees News

Quarterly news and informative articles for trustees of Idaho's public libraries.

Library Laws

The Idaho Library Laws publication contains sections from Idaho code that pertain to libraries, including public records, open meetings, elections, and other relevant laws.

Idaho Library Statistics

Annual comprehensive compilations of services and programs, service area population, staff, collections, funding, technology, connectivity, use, and income and expenditures for school libraries/media centers and public libraries in Idaho.

Idaho at a Glance – Library Edition

Idaho at a Glance is a series of policy briefs for Idaho’s state and local decision makers. The library edition focuses exclusively on Idaho libraries. The document contains an excellent overview and illustrates the critical resource libraries are for such areas as education and workforce development.