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Orientation Sessions for Read to Me Outreach Programs

If your library has been accepted to participate in any of the following outreach programs, or if you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, we ask that you attend an orientation session:

Summer Learning Loss: Spread the Word

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by Staci Shaw, reading programs coordinator

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Free Audio Books are Available Through SYNC

This week kicks off summer reading SYNC-style!  Every week from May 15th through August 20th, SYNC makes two YA audio books available for download.  A current title is paired with a classic title, and can be easily downloaded through Overdrive.  This week's time travel themed pair is WARP: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer and The Time Machine by H.G.

Apply for Elementary School Library Mini-Grants: Deadline May 28

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Application Deadline: May 28, 2014

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014-2015 Elementary School Library Mini-Grants are now available. Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 are available to purchase books to increase access for Idaho’s youngest students.

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Applications Open for Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Family Workshops is a series of
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Favorite Literary Couples of 2013

The following was published in February's issue of The Scoop...

My First Books Applications for 2014-2015 Available Now

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Boys and Girls Clubs Summer Reading Partnerships Application

If you have a Boys and Girls Club in your area, you might consider applying for this program.

ICfL will work with 3-4 public libraries to replicate the pilot program that was tested in Ada County in 2012.

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to minimize summer learning loss, especially among disadvantaged or underserved children.

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Registration Open for March 6-7 Read to Me Meeting

Public library staff who are active in Read to Me outreach efforts are encouraged to attend this year’s Read to Me meeting in Boise on March 6-7. Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant, will be one of the guest presenters at the meeting. She will be talking about the new version of Every Child Ready to Read and ways to share that information with parents in your libraries.