How to Celebrate Idaho Day

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  • Snap a selfie with your favorite Idaho landmark/scenery/building in celebration of Idaho Day on March 4. Use  #myidaho.  (Prizes for best photo of what makes Idaho special to you! Use the #myidaho to enter.)
  • Come celebrate Idaho Day at the Capital Building on March 4th. The fun starts at 12pm.
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LiLAC News

The Library Leadership Advisory Committee, a joint effort between the Idaho Library Association and the Idaho Commission for Libraries has published its first newsletter! LiLAC Spring 2015 NewsletterLiLAC

You will find the latest info from a collaborative team of librarians from around the state who have been working on gathering resources for library leadership. You may subscribe to the newsletter to be sent directly to your email box. This will be a great resource for tips on leadership as well as upcoming leadership workshops.

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    2014 Public Library Broadband Access Report

    In Fall 2014, the Idaho Commission for Libraries in partnership with the Idaho Library Association conducted a survey of broadband access in Idaho's public libraries.  The report from the survey is available now.  The report includes conclusions and recommendations for the Idaho library community as "the needs continues to grow for additional bandwidth and wireless access in libraires

    My First Books Application for 2015-2016: Available Now

    My First Books is a Read to Me program that has been successfully implemented since 1997. Formerly titled "Read to Me First Book," this program strengthens partnerships between public libraries and local schools, preschools, Head Start sites, and child care providers.

    Governor’s Proclamation Will Kick Off First Idaho Day Celebration

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    March 4, 2015 marks the first official year of celebration of Idaho Day. In 2014 Representative Linden Bateman championed legislative action to annually commemorate Idaho Day on March 4th. Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter will help kick off and commemorate the first Idaho Day Celebration with a program in the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol building.

    Read Me Treasure Valley 2015 Kick-off

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    Read Me Treasure Valley 2015 kicked off Wednesday, February 4, at the Idaho Veterans Home, in Boise. The event featured remarks from Associate State Librarian Marjorie Hooper, Idaho Commission for Libraries; Robert Seal, lifetime member and vice president of the Idaho State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America; and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.

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    Board of Library Commissioners - Meeting Notice

    A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. MT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.

    Idaho's New Afterschool Network

    We are excited to announce the establishment of the Idaho Afterschool Network (IAN), a statewide network of out-of-school and summer program providers. After eight years, thanks to the vision and

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    February Best Practice of the Month: Develop the Graphic Novel Collection

    Hurray! The 2015 Youth Media Awards were announced earlier this week at the ALA Mid-Winter meeting! Another hurray!

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    2015 Libraries Building Community Summit

    If your public library is thinking of planning a community-based project for Summer Reading, Summer Slide, Make It or other library programming, consider participating in the 2015 Libraries Building Community Summit to be held April 29 and 30 in Boise.