Blog posts in Summer Reading

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Summer Reading 2009 Materials

Each year, the Collaborative Summer Library Program provides us with materials to use in our Summer Reading programs. As a participant in this program, we have access to these items for a predefined time period and that time has passed for 2009.

Summer Brain Drain?

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We are Teachers provides great resources for both public and school librarians. Here are their recommendations that can give you ideas to help parents prevent summer brain drain!

Partnership ideas & more:

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Idaho Kids Get Free Books

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the receipt yesterday of a $15,000 grant from the Fred Meyer Fund for the “Books for Summer Readers” project. One hundred eighteen Idaho public libraries applied by the May deadline to receive free paperback books to distribute to their summer readers. Approximately 6,200 children will receive books.

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United We Serve (originally Summer of Service) opportunity for libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) is working with the White House, in partnership with the Corporation for National & Community Service, to get libraries involved in a national volunteer initiative that will run from June 22 to September 11, 2009.

Get The Scoop!

The new issue of ICFL's free youth services e-newsletter is on-line now. In this issue: Summer reading news and resources, funding opportunities, award-winning books, current and upcoming events, and more!
The Scoop, May 8, 2009

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    Vote for Idaho’s Recommendations for the 2011 and 2012 Summer Reading Themes

    Idaho librarians have the opportunity to make their voices heard by voting for Idaho’s suggestions for upcoming summer reading themes. The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has asked each member state to send their top five suggestions for the 2011 kids theme and 2011 teen theme using the topic World Culture/Travel.

    Bright Futures Begin with Summer Reading

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    Fall is in the air which means it’s time think about summer reading. The Commission is once again sponsoring the 2009 Bright Futures summer reading outreach program for all publicly-funded Idaho public libraries. Your library can apply to receive free materials to support outreach in your community to reach more underserved children.

    Summer Reading Flag Protocol

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    If you were one of the lucky libraries to receive the Summer Reading Flag as part of your Read for Your Library initiative, here are some guidelines for flying your flag:

    1. If you have one flag pole – Only fly the U.S., Idaho and MIA flags