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Changes Coming to School Library Access Mini-Grants!

Big change #1: Schools that have received the Elementary School Library Access Mini-Grant will be able to apply again if it has been three years or more since you received any SLA Mini-Grant from ICfL.'s picture

Read to Me Rendezvous 2017: Idaho Libraries Rocked!

Approximately 80 public and school library staff attended the Read to Me Rendezvous on November 2 – 3, 2017 in Boise. Because there are so many new faces in the Idaho library community, the Read to Me staff wanted to create an agenda that would benefit the wide-range of experience currently existing among those who serve children, especially pre- and beginning readers.

SPLAT Wants You!


The Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT), sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), has several openings to fill at the end of 2017. ICfL is currently soliciting applications from individuals working in the Idaho library community to serve a three-year term on SPLAT.

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Notice of Board Meeting

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 9:00 am MT at Library! At Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Drive, Boise. Copies of agenda items are available from the office of the State Librarian or at

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    Do Overdue Fines Short-Change the Library?

    Who loves to collect overdue fines from students?  Nobody.  But fines are necessary, aren't they?  And for some school libraries, aren't they a needed revenue stream?  What if collecting the overdue fine costs more than the fine itself? 

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    Boundary County Library District Named the Best in the U.S.

    The Boundary County Library District (BCLD), in Bonner’s Ferry, was named the best small library in America by Library Journal magazine, the premier publication for the industry.

    Welcome Allison Floyd, ICfL's LiLI Librarian

    Allison Floyd

    Allison Floyd recently joined the staff of the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) as the LiLI librarian. Allison will manage the statewide Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) program, which includes the newly revamped ShareIdaho resource sharing service.

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    Idaho Libraries as Network Partners in American Job Centers Idaho

    Idaho Libraries as Partners with the
    American Job Center

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    Leadership To Make A Difference Institute - Boise

    The Library Leadership Advisory Committee (LiLAC), a collaborative effort between the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Library Association, will be hosting the second University of Idaho Extension Service Leadership To Make A Difference Institute in Boise on November 9 and 10. The two-day event will be facilitated by Kathee Tifft and Mary Schmidt.

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    Live Better Idaho

    Live Better Idaho is a collaborative effort among multiple groups, including government agencies, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and other community services creating online access to available services to all Idahoans.  Initiated by the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, it provides an avenue for government and non-profit organizations to provide online access to servi