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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:

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Comment Period Open Through July 25 for Proposed Changes to Rules Affecting ICfL

As a state agency, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) must conduct its business in accordance with the current Idaho Administrative Code.

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has submitted a notice of proposed rulemaking under the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act. The proposed changes address two ICfL programs:

July 12 is Summer Learning Day in Idaho

Governor Otter proclaimed July 12, 2018 to be “Summer Learning Day” in Idaho.

Is Your Internet Traffic Gridlocked?

Is Your Internet Traffic Gridlocked?

Do your staff and patrons travel the internet like they’re cruising down the open road in a sports car — with the top down, the tunes blasting, and not a care in the world? Or is trying to use your library’s internet more like a Southern California freeway at rush hour — gridlock.

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Short-term renewal of existing contracts

As our purchasing process for is still in progress, we will be
renewing our existing database contracts for a short term effective July 1,
2018. This is all I am at liberty to disclose at this time. Please be aware
that I will be communicating upcoming developments for as soon as I am
able to.

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STEAM in Storytimes: Compiled Resources

Our friend and storytime expert Saroj Ghoting recently put out a call for storytime resources that involve science, technology, engineering, art, and math. She generously compiled all the responses and shared them via the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) listserv.

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Forthcoming changes to

There has been much talk recently about upcoming changes to I am aware that a vendor has reached out to several libraries concerning these. As our purchasing process has not yet concluded, I am not at liberty to discuss the outcome. I will advise libraries not to make any purchasing decisions until the databases are released to the public.

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Net Neutrality Repealed

On June 11, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the internet’s net neutrality rules, which went into effect in 2015. Is the repeal the beginning of internet Armageddon or no big deal? Like most hot topics, it depends on whom you ask.

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ICfL is Recruiting for a Program Supervisor and Youth Services Consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Program Supervisor and a Youth Services Consultant. The positions are based in Boise and both require travel -- locally, regionally, and nationally -- as needed.

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Notice of Board Meeting

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 10:00 am MT in the Table Rock conference room on the main floor.