Blog posts in Summer Reading

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Why Evaluate Your Summer Reading Program?

How easy was it for parents to help young children track the amount of reading done over the summer? Was the performer you chose money well-spent? Why was your teen program attendance lower than last year? Why is your library only reaching about 10% of the student population in your area?

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ICfL and IDPR Team Up to Offer Free Parks Passes for Summer Reading

We are excited to announce that ICfL is once again partnering with
the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to offer free state
park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

Apply Now for Bright Futures Summer Outreach Programs 2017

The Commission is now accepting applications for Bright Futures
Summer Outreach Programs. These opportunities are designed to reach more
children with summer reading programs, especially those considered
“underserved.” Each program is designed to achieve specific outcomes and
participating libraries must report results in the ICfL annual summer

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Corrected image on CSLP DVD clip art

Oops, the word, "volunteer" was spelled incorrectly on the CSLP DVD image, found in Teen program, "Additional Clip Art." Corrected version is below.

    Idaho's New Afterschool Network

    We are excited to announce the establishment of the Idaho Afterschool Network (IAN), a statewide network of out-of-school and summer program providers. After eight years, thanks to the vision and

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    Call for Ideas: CSLP Slogans 2017 and Theme 2018

    Submit by
    January 23, 2015

    The CSLP is soliciting ideas from public libraries for:

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    Evaluating Your Summer Reading Program

    Outputs such as circulation, attendance at programs, or number of participants can tell you how much your program was utilized, but those numbers do not tell you how well your program worked.

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    Adult Manual 2016: Call for Ideas

    Theme:  Wellness, Fitness, Sports
    Slogan:
      Exercise Your Mind – Read
    Deadline:
     Friday, November 23, 2014

    Send to:
    Rhonda K. Gould, editor
    rhondakgould@gmail.com

    812 North Steele Street
    Tacoma, WA  98406

    Summer Learning Loss: Spread the Word

    cover of Slip and Slide brochures

    by Staci Shaw, reading programs coordinator