Turn Dreams into Books with Teen Read Week 2014!

Attention public and school library staff!

Help your teens and tweens Turn Dreams Into Reality during Teen Read Week 2014, October 12-18.

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2015 National Geographic Bee!

Pull out those maps and atlases - on September 15th registration opens for the 2015 National Geographic Bee!   Get your school library involved in this fun and worthwhile contest for 4th to 8th graders.  Those who demonstrate stellar knowledge of geography get a chance to participate in the 2015 Idaho State Geographic Bee in Rexburg.&n

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Board of Library Commissioners - Meeting Notice

A conference call meeting of  the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014  at 10:00 A.M. MDT. The meeting may also be attended at the Idaho Commission for  Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702, in the Table Rock Conference  Room on the main floor.

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Get Found on Google!

I frequently find myself in towns all over Idaho. Sometimes, between meetings, I like to stop somewhere to check my mail, do some research, or post online photos of our beautiful state. To do this, I need Internet access. I’m usually looking for a place with wireless access where I can use my laptop or iPad to connect.

National journal lauds Idaho's "2020 Vision" for libraries

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In a recent editorial, the Library Journal recognized Idaho library leaders for their “2020 Vision: Idaho Libraries Futures Conference” in 2005 and the culture of creativity and innovation that emerged as a result.

Public library Internet speed test extended to August 8

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The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8.

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Save the Date - Early Years Conference 2014

The Early Years Conference is a two-day statewide conference for early childhood educators, practitioners, parents, and librarians. This year the conference is scheduled for October 29-30 and will be held at Boise State University.

Notes from ICfL, July 2014

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Commission staff and Idaho librarians have been busy in the past few months with community building, literacy, professional development, and outreach activities.

Library News From Around the State

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 teresa.lipus@libraries.idaho.gov.

Locally Recorded TBS Books Go National

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In April, the Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS) received an invitation from the National Library Service (NLS) to join the first pilot project to evaluate locally recorded books as a first step to adding these Idaho books to the Braille and Audio Reading Database (BARD).