Blog posts in Mid-Life Adults

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Skilled volunteer told our story

Do you need to find a newspaper article from 1945 about your grandfather’s return from World War II? We can do that. Are you interested in learning more about the history of your house? Let us show you where to start. You want to know when Tommy Lasorda coached Pocatello’s baseball team? Here’s our binder of local VIPs. How did the library begin and how did we get to where we are today?

The Power of Appreciation

Eight years ago, our library district had piles of returned books and movies to deal with

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Adult Programs Assessment Success Story

In April 2013 I shared the results of Adult Programs community assessment surveys conducted by Ada Community Library staff.

Snowdrops in Spring

I may not attract much attention in many aspects, but around my neighborhood there are a couple of things that I’m noted for. First and foremost would probably be my firm belief that grass is highly over-utilized as a landscape medium.  For me, grass is boring. I prefer trees; I prefer bushes; and I definitely prefer flowers.

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Rethinking Volunteerism

Rethinking Volunteerism, the 2014 Serve Idaho conference theme, is the perfect opportunity for library staff to examine their assumptions about volunteers and see firsthand how volunteering has changed in the last 10 years.  The two day conference, March 4 and 5, at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner in Boise, offers numerous opportunities to gain practical knowledge about all as

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Volunteer Management Opportunity

Are you looking for ways to expand the use of volunteers in your library? Libraries across the nation are successfully recruiting highly skilled volunteers to implement projects and programs that the library staff could never take on by themselves.  An additional benefit is often the volunteers bring in their friends and families and become library advocates when they unders

Boise Public Library Launches Maker Series for Adults

Boise Public Library is launching a new series of “Maker” classes this month, designed to help adults learn new skills and explore new technologies. Each month, the Library will partner with a different Maker within our community to offer a workshop for hobbyists, tech enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to learn something new.

Finding New Life in 50,000 Words

I just finished a second round of NaNoWriMo, known to non-Wrimos as National Novel Writing Month. Each fall the challenge is thrown down and fool-hardy people accept it not knowing what they’re getting themselves into. The truly insane do it again, and again, and again.

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Health Benefits of Volunteering

The following blog from Eileen Cunniffe outlines interesting facts about the health benefits of volunteering-to both the volunteers and the organizations in which they volunteer.