Blog posts in School Libraries

Idaho Core Standards Information

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During the April Info2Go! webinar, Melissa McGrath, Idaho State Department of Education, provided an informative presentation on the Idaho Core Standards and the many resources available to libraries and parents.

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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.

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Webinar on Common Core from AASL, ALSC & YALSA

*The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Task Force on the Common Core is presenting a webinar next Thursday afternoon, "The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students." This webinar is free of charge and takes place Thursday, May 8 at 3:00 PDT/ 4:00 MDT.

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Regional Elementary Library Workshops Coming in August

Read to Me is sponsoring workshops in your area in August. Supporting the Common Core & Much More: A Workshop for Idaho Elementary School Library Staff will be held August 5 at the Coeur d’Alene Best Western, August 8 and the Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn, and August 11at the Boise Riverside Hotel. These free workshops will cover these topics:

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April is National School Library Month!

Celebrate with AASL's theme for 2014, Lives change @ your library!  Go to  AASL's website to download public service announcements from Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, school library month posters, and lots more.   Use April to toot your

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Calling all New School Librarians: Summer Summit 2014 is for you!

Registration for Summer Summit 2014 is now open!  This year's summit is for new school librarians at any level of K-12 education with two or fewer years of experience.   Join us July 15, 16 & 17 for a retreat-style workshop in Boise.  Get more information and register here! 

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    Letters About Literature Deadline Extended to January 10, 2014!

    Due to school closures for the extreme cold in many parts of the country, the Letters About Literature entry submission deadline has been extended to January 10th.  All entries postmarked January 10th or before will be accepted.'s picture

      Start a New Holiday Tradition

      This holiday season include books and reading in your celebrations by participating in "A Book on Every Bed." Supported and promoted by Family Reading Partnerships (, this ritual has become a tradition in my family, and it is something we cherish and look forward to each year.

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      Learn. Lead. Inspire. Idaho's First Library Unconference

      What is an unconference?  Well, if you go to a conference and find yourself wishing that you could continue the conversation in the hallway rather than attend the next session, this might be for you.  An unconference takes those hallway conversations with like minded people about the topics that are important to you and makes them the topics of the sessions.