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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.'s picture

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An out-of-date map was used for the continent of Africa, and several countries either changed their name or are misspelled.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.'s picture

Accepting Applications for New "Six Skills Tubs" Pilot Program

Read to Me is launching a new pilot program that allows libraries to deposit and rotate tubs of books and materials in local daycares (details, eligibility, and application below). Here is a short overview:

Program- Libraries will rotate six tubs of books and other materials, each focusing on an early literacy skill, throughout local daycares. Tubs and contents provided by Read to Me.

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2012 YRCA Nominees

Check out the final list of 2012 YRCA nominated books here.

Remember to vote for your favorites by April 15th, 2011. Get all the information for voting here.

    El día de los niños Program Application OPEN

    Application for the 2011 El día de los niños/El día de los libros program is now OPEN

    The opportunity is open to the first 20 libraries which submit an application and meet the following requirements:

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    Annual Read to Me Meeting set for March 1 – 2, 2011 in Boise

    For the past 13 years, the Read to Me program has sponsored an annual training meeting. This year the meeting is designed to build the capacity of libraries to provide information on the six early literacy skills to Idaho families through outreach and at the library.  Here’s an overview of the meeting content:

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    Idaho Community Foundation Grant Cycle Open for Northern Idaho

    The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) grant cycle is now open for the northern Idaho counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15. In the last grant cycle, ICF awarded nearly $112,000 in grants to 77 organizations in northern Idaho, including several to Idaho libraries.

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    A Book on Every Bed

    National advice columnist Amy Dickinson’s “Ask Amy” column promoted a great idea -- "A Book on Every Bed." Here’s how it works:

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    Majority of babies born in Idaho receive assistance from WIC

    In 2008, 58 percent of babies born in Idaho received food assistance from Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program during their first year. WIC services are provided by the seven Idaho public health districts and two Native American health agencies. There are more than 50 clinics located across the state. WIC serves mothers of children prenatal to age five.