Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Happy New Year to all! Whether it is super snowy, super cold, or both in your neck of the woods, January is a great time for curling up with a good book for educators and students alike. Looking for ideas for titles or themes to support your student and staff reading habits? Maybe a reading challenge would fit the bill!
Does your library need some cool robots? Do you want to learn how to start a coding program? Interested in incorporating low cost maker activities into your already existing programs?
There are so many LiLI Databases, it's hard to know them all. So get to know them one (or two) at a time. For January, take a look at the Explora Primary and Explora Secondary Databases.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries' (ICfL) budget enhancement requests (for new funding) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 concern the Talking Book Service and the emerging technologies and maker initiatives.
Idaho Day Book Read for Public Libraries
Idaho Day is March 4, 2017. The official Idaho Day was established to commemorate the creation of the Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln on that day in 1863.
State Librarian, Ann Joslin, announced Stephanie Bailey-White has been named Deputy State Librarian.
Bailey-White has been with the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) since 1991, when she was hired as the Public Information Officer. After several years in that position, Stephanie worked on numerous outreach programs and was instrumental in developing the Read to Me program.
A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. MT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.
The Commission is now accepting applications for Bright Futures
Summer Outreach Programs. These opportunities are designed to reach more
children with summer reading programs, especially those considered
“underserved.” Each program is designed to achieve specific outcomes and
participating libraries must report results in the ICfL annual summer
The Idaho Department of Labor has provided a poster outlining Idaho's annual wages, as they correspond to educational level attained. Please feel free to post this in your library.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) assists libraries in building the capacity to better serve their communities.
We produced a highlight video of our 2016 accomplishments that we hope you will take a few minutes to watch.
Perhaps you will get some ideas of ways the ICfL can facilitate the realization of your goals.