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Regional Elementary Library Workshops Coming in August

Read to Me is sponsoring workshops in your area in August. Supporting the Common Core & Much More: A Workshop for Idaho Elementary School Library Staff will be held August 5 at the Coeur d’Alene Best Western, August 8 and the Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn, and August 11at the Boise Riverside Hotel. These free workshops will cover these topics:

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April is National School Library Month!

Celebrate with AASL's theme for 2014, Lives change @ your library!  Go to  AASL's website to download public service announcements from Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, school library month posters, and lots more.   Use April to toot your

Open positions in AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Program

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Apply Today! Gain Job Skills, Earn Money for College, and Make a Difference! There are 10 open positions for AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates through a partnership with the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Foodbank.

Notes from ICfL

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Good news: The Governor signed the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) FY2015 appropriation bill (HB 606) on March 26. We are happy to report that ongoing funding for LearningExpress Library has been officially approved.

USDA Rural Development Grants and Loans Available for Small, Rural Libraries

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The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program has funds in the form of loans and grants available for the development of essential public community facilities in the most financially needy rural communities with a population of up to 20,000. This round of funding will focus on assisting public libraries in our small, rural communities of Idaho.

Library News From Around the State

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Find out what is happening in Idaho libraries. Do you have news about your library that you’d like to share in an upcoming Nexus e-newsletter? Please let Teresa Lipus know at