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Free training for those who work in early childhood

Library Friends:
Put some “teeth” into your storytimes! This free training for early childhood providers and educators is also open to library staff, and attendees receive fun materials to help teach about healthy teeth and eating.

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To Restore Civil Society, Start with the Library

This weekend, the New York Times published the following editorial by sociologist Eric Klinenberg,

Battle of the Books: Info2Go webinar

Battle of the Books

Maybe you have heard of this team-based reading incentive
program or maybe you want to learn more. It is happening in school and public libraries and 
is becoming increasingly popular in Idaho. Hear

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So, there were some conversations about graphic novels...

At several ICfL events this summer, there were conversations about the merits and demerits of investing in a Graphic Novel collection for the school library.  There are so many questions around graphic novels: Are they real literature?  Do they help or hinder kids’ reading skills?

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Smarty Ants - Early Literacy for PreK Learners

An exciting new pre-kindergarten literacy initiative from
the Idaho State Department of Education and Achieve3000 brings free,
research-based foundational literacy learning to all four-year-olds in Idaho.

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Continuing Education Feedback


Each year, the Idaho Commission for Libraries invites our customers to share their experiences and thoughts about continuing education, to help us improve our service and better at meet your needs.

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries is seeking an Emerging Trends in Libraries Consultant to join our Boise team.

The Emerging Trends Consultant will support ICfL’s mission and provide consulting services, training, support, and programs to meet the needs of Idaho’s library community as it pertains to emerging trends in libraries.

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Registration Discount Until Aug. 10 -- Design Institute in Minneapolis

The Library Journal Design Institute - a one-day, hands-on, small group event on library design - is being held on September 21 at Minneapolis Central Library. The event will be hosted by “Library Journal” and Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson.

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Financial Assistance Available to Attend Idaho Early Years Conference

The Idaho Early Years Conference is a two-day event for early childhood educators, practitioners, parents, health professionals, library staff, and library trustees. The conference is scheduled for October 24 - 25, 2018 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Registration will open soon.'s picture

Kindergarten Readiness Grants for Public Libraries

The ICfL has funding to support library-led, community-based efforts to help get preschoolers ready for kindergarten.

Public libraries can apply for up to $10,000, in increments of $2500, to support programs and partnerships that meet the following goals: