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Financial Assistance Available to Attend Idaho Early Years Conference

The Idaho Early Years Conference is a two-day event for early childhood educators, practitioners, parents, health professionals, library staff, and library trustees. The conference is scheduled for October 24 - 25, 2018 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Registration will open soon.

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Kindergarten Readiness Grants for Public Libraries

The ICfL has funding to support library-led, community-based efforts to help get preschoolers ready for kindergarten.

Public libraries can apply for up to $10,000, in increments of $2500, to support programs and partnerships that meet the following goals:

Summer STEM from your Library

Are you ready to start thinking about Summer Fun?
Have you
been dreaming about a STEMazing summer of learning?
We are here to help!

Summer Reading Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Available Now

2017 PSAs promoting summer reading are available from the CSLP website for your use and distribution: www.cslpreads.org/2017-psas.

Call for CSLP 2019 Themes and Slogans

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It's that time of year! The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is seeking your input regarding slogans for the 2019 theme "space" and general theme ideas for 2020.

Submit your ideas by here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019CSLP-slogans.

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

$200,000 Awarded to Schools throughout Idaho

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) awarded $200,000 to 47 elementary schools throughout Idaho for the purchase of books to serve students pre-kindergarten through first grade and to allow five schools to open their libraries during the summer. The funds were in the form of mini-grants, for amounts between $1,000 and $5,000, each. 

TumbleBooks Service Continues

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Idaho Commission for Libraries is happy to announce that we have secured funding to extend the subscription to TumbleBooks™ talking picture books for all publicly-funded public libraries.

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Idaho libraries encouraged to apply for día de los niños books

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

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2016-2017 School Library Access Mini-Grants - Open Now!

Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 School Library Access Mini-Grants!