Blog posts in Mid-Life Adults

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Serve Idaho

I recently discovered Serve Idaho, a great resource for all things volunteer right here in Idaho.

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Money Smart Week @ your library

Money Smart Week @ your library is a national initiative between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help community members better manage their personal finances. Libraries of all types participate and
provide programming for all ages and all stages of life on diverse topics such as:  

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Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee membership

ICfL's Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee needs 2-3 public library staff to help develop programming for those 50-65. 

Committee Goal: Create a state-wide initiative for designing, increasing, and/or enhancing services for mid-life adults in publicly funded public libraries throughout the state of Idaho.

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

Adult Program Manual 2014: Literary Elements (Science theme)

Please send ideas on any of the topics below to Patti Sinclair at no
later than November 15, 2012.

Volunteers Can Tell Your Story in the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest!

This contest was originally posted by Gina Cargas of VolunteerMatch on July 26, 2012

Got volunteers? Here’s an opportunity for stellar volunteers to tell their stories—and yours!

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Volunteer Contributions

There are a variety of ways to measure the value volunteers add to your library.  If you're trying to gauge financial impact, there are several web tools to help.

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Volunteering: Two Different Perspectives

Two different aspects of the benefits of volunteering are currently posted on the VolunteerMatch website.

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ICfL Sponsors Free Pre-Conference at ILA: Transforming Your Library into a Brain Health Center

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is excited to announce their sponsorship of a full day pre-conference on October 3. Discover the role our brain plays in healthy aging and explore ways all types of libraries can support a healthy brain lifestyle in the programs and services they offer. The workshop will be presented by Dr.

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Next Avenue: A New Resource for Mid-Life Adults

Adults between the ages of 50-65 years are one of the fastest growing groups in Idaho, and the ICfL is partnering with Idaho Public Television to highlight an online resource to meet their diverse needs: Next Avenue. Twin Cities Public Television developed the site in collaboration with state and national partners and shared&nb