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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.

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    ILA Session - Jumping Off the Page - Storytimes

    Second session at ILA was with Erin Archambeault from Ada Community Library. She shared some of her favorite storytime books, craft ideas, and activities. Erin had all of us jumping around the room, dancing, singing and playing just like the kids from her storytimes at the library. I had a lot of fun and the participants seemed engaged and inspired by the presentation. Thanks Erin!

      Idaho at the National Book Festival

      Idaho table at the Pavilion of the States

      The 2009 National Book Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Marj Hooper and Pam Bradshaw from the Idaho Commission for Libraries represented Idaho in the Pavilion of the States, promoting reading, sharing information about Idaho literacy and library programs, and answering questions about Idaho writers and libraries.

      Get The Scoop!

      The new issue of ICFL's free youth services e-newsletter is on-line now. In this issue: Summer reading news and resources, funding opportunities, award-winning books, current and upcoming events, and more!
      The Scoop, May 8, 2009

        Get free books for your Idaho Family Reading Week event!

        How I Became A Pirate cover

        The Read to Me program has paperback copies of How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long for Idaho public libraries who are planning events during Idaho Family Reading Week, November 16 – 22, 2008. Just complete the form by October 29th and we’ll send you books to give to families.