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Technology Survey Deadline Extended to November 13

Responses to the 2009-2010 Public Library Funding & Technology Access survey at increased significantly in the last week. A big thank you to those who have completed it!


The FY 2010 LSTA Grant Application Kit is available for libraries looking for funds to support library programs or projects. Draft Competitive Grant Applications are due November 6, 2009. Applications hand delivered to the Commission must be received by 5 PM on November 6, 2009. For those hand delivering, please request the receptionist stamp your application with the date of receipt.

2010 LSTA Grant Allocation Plan

Sonja Hudson, Grants Contracts Officer

The FY 2010 Library Services and Technology Act.(LSTA) Allocation Plan is posted on this website under Funding. This document is a brief overview of Idaho's LSTA grant programs and the Eligibility Checklist provides information for potential applicant libraries to verify their eligibility to apply.

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Public Library Opportunity - imPACt survey

Idaho public libraries have an opportunity to offer a web survey to their patrons to assess the impact public access computing (PAC) has on their lives and on their communities.

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ALA Grant Opportunities

The American Library Association's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services with support from Verizon Communications, is offering grants to public, school, or academic librarians who have found a creative way to connect literacy and gaming. Grants are designed to help librarians expand and further develop innovative literacy gaming services for children and youth between the ages of 10 and 18.

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Coeur d'Alene Public Library nominated for national medal

Congratulations to Coeur d'Alene Public Library, which has been nominated for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Democrat Congressman Walt Minnick nominated the library, calling it “a shining example of the great things that happen when a community comes together to work toward a common goal.”

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Teen Tech Week 2009: Press Play at the Library

If you're thinking about participating in Teen Tech Week 2009 (March 8-14, 2009)check out the resources available at:

Everything from a wiki for sharing ideas, publicity materials, and booklists will make planning and implementing a successful program so much easier.

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E-rate: Next step (Form 471 window opens 12/2)

If you've written your tech plan (which is necessary for everything except basic telephone service), or have an approved plan which runs through June 30, 2010 and have filed Form 470, then the next step is Form 471. The application window will open next week at noon EST on December 2 and will close on Feb. 12, 2009 at 11:59 EST.

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NEA Foundation Offers Funding for Public School Library Books

Deadline: November 20, 2008

The NEA Foundation in collaboration with the National Education Association is accepting applications for Books Across America Library Books Awards. The program will make awards of $1,000 each to public schools working to provide economically disadvantaged students with new books in their school libraries.

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E-rate: Get your $$ (Form 472 - BEAR - 2007-2008)

Now is the time to submit Form 472 (BEAR, Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement) to get your money for the year that ended June 30, 2008. You have 120 days after the end of service (October 28), or 120 days after receiving a funding commitment, whichever is later, to submit for reimbursement.