Blog posts in Read to Me

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Your Library May Be Eligible for Summer Food Program

Did you know? Currently over 50% of Idaho's children are eligible for federally-funded food programs!

During the school year nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. But those programs end when school ends for the summer. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap.

Keeping up on library youth services

Summer Reading sun

Want to stay informed about library youth services in Idaho? Check out these sources:

ICfL Website
- Summer Reading: http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/summer-reading

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Read to Me First Book Program Evaluation, 2010-2011

A comprehensive program evaluation of Idaho Commission for Libraries' (ICFL) Read to Me First Book program was conducted by Boise State University Literacy Professor Dr. Roger Stewart. Dr. Stewart has been collecting data regarding the First Book program and other Read to Me early literacy programs for three years; he has compiled his findings in annual reports for 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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2012 Summer Reading Manuals

Summer Reading Program manuals have been shipped out to every publicly-funded public library in Idaho. Manuals are addressed to the library in general and not a specific person, so please keep an eye out and give your mail processing person a heads-up.

Family Reading Week CDs Are in the Mail!

The Commission just mailed out hundreds of Family Reading Week CDs to each publicly funded public and elementary school library. The CDs are filled with planning and marketing information, programming ideas, literacy materials, and other resources. So keep your eyes out--they will be in your mailbox any day now.

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Get Kids Reading workshops planned

ICfL’s Read to Me team has been working on plans for this year’s fall youth services workshop.

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Record Number of Children to Participate in Read to Me First Book Program

A record number of Idaho children from birth to kindergarten will be
participating in the 2011-2012 Read to Me First Book program. Approximately 3,100
children will receive a book each month during the upcoming school year,
provided by Read to Me and distributed by 32 Idaho libraries. This is an
increase of over 500 children from the previous year.

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Summer Reading Program Report Due August 31

All Idaho libraries offering summer reading programs must submit a SRP report to ICfL by August 31, 2011.  You can access the report on our Summer Reading web page.  This report contains 30 questions.

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CSLP Summer Reading Manual: Corrections and suggestions

CSLP apologizes for the following:
An out-of-date map was used for the continent of Africa, and several countries either changed their name or are misspelled. Youth Services Librarian David Cubie (OH) found the following errors on the map of Africa in Chapter 6:

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Hispanic Outreach and Library Activities (HOLA) Group forming

HOLA is a support and learning group facilitated by the ICfL Read to Me program. The group is designed to provide the library community with the opportunity to help develop a statewide initiative on how to better serve Hispanic population in Idaho.