Blog posts in Tweens and Teens

Teen Tech Week 2014 Registration Open!

This year celebrate YALSA’s Teen Tech Week with the “DIY @ your library” theme March 9-15, 2014. Demonstrate the value your library brings to the community by offering teens an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.

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Year 2 "Make It at the Library" Libraries Announced

The Commission's pilot project to implement makerspaces in public libraries across Idaho had a successful and exciting first year.

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Make It at the Library Year 2 Application Open

The Commission is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the second year of the Make It at the Library project.  This project is designed to support libraries interested in joining the maker movement. Libraries accepted into year 2 will receive extensive training, maker materials, tools, and ongoing support to implement making activities in their li

Idaho Maker Movement Garnering Global Attention

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Makerspaces have been launched in five public libraries across the state through “Make It at the Library,” a pilot project implemented in 2012‒2013 by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL).

Teen Read Week – October 13-19

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Press Release: CSLP Teen Video Contest Winners Announced

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) announced the winners of the 2013 Teen Video Challenge.  The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.  Winning videos were selected at the state level to be recognized as an official CSLP Teen Video Challenge winner for 2013.

ICfL collaborating on national forum for libraries and teens

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The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will conduct a yearlong series of National Forum activities to explore the world of young adult library services and ultimately produce a white paper that provides direction on how to adapt these services to better meet the needs of 21st century teens.'s picture

Schools can now order CSLP materials from Upstart

The CSLP is proud to announce a new partnership opportunity!  In response to members' feedback that there is a need to allow school and non-profit partners the opportunity to purchase materials to help promote the library's summer reading program, a limited selection will now be available for orders.  Attached please find the 2013 School/Non-profit Partner catalog.  Partners may call, fax or mail their orders in to Highsmith/Upstart; they will not be able to place the order online.'s picture

Summer Reading Program Manual for 2014: Call for Ideas for Teen Manual

2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program: Teen Manual

Call for Ideas by November 1, 2012

Science is the broad theme chosen for 2014.

“Spark a Reaction” is the teen slogan.