Blog posts in Read to Me

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My First Books Applications for 2017-2018 Now Open!

My First Books (MFB) is a Read to Me program that has been
successfully implemented since 1997. This program strengthens
partnerships between public libraries and local schools, preschools,
Head Start sites, and child care providers. The program is designed to
increase "underserved" children's access to quality print materials and

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!

Dr. Stewart receives Special Services to Libraries award

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 Dr. Roger Stewart, Boise State University, College of Education, received the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Special Services to Libraries award. This award is given to someone who has offered exceptional support to Idaho libraries.  Dr.

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Registration Open for November Read to Me Rendezvous

Idaho public and elementary school library staff are

Read to Me Program Receives ICIRA Award

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The Idaho Council of the International Reading Association (ICIRA) recently honored the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ (ICfL) Read to Me program for advancing early literacy statewide. ICIRA officers presented ICfL staff with a check for $500 that will be used to purchase books for Literacy in the Park and other Summer Reading outreach efforts.