Applications for My First Books 2018-2019 due April 20, 2018

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My First Books (MFB) is a Read to Me program that has been successfully implemented since 1997. This program strengthens partnerships between public libraries and local schools, preschools, Head Start sites, and child care providers.

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ICfL Budget Set

In regard to the state budget for fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), the Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee CONDITIONALLY approved a one-time amount of $200,000 for the Talking Book Service (TBS) . . . IF the agency’s federal* funding were eliminated.

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JFAC to Set ICfL Budget

The Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee is scheduled to set the budget for state fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on Friday, February 23, 2018. The proceedings begin at 8 a.m., with the ICfL scheduled to be the second agency on the agenda.

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    Natural History Workshops from Idaho Dept. of Parks and Rec

    This teacher workshop series is open to Idaho library staff, and will be offered in six locations throughout Idaho this spring and summer. Learn about Idaho history, flora and fauna, and geology with Idaho’s state parks as your classroom.

    Cost: $50 ($60 for continuing education credit)

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    AASL National School Library Standards - Shared Foundations

    The AASL National School Library Standards are actually three sets of standards: one for learners; one for school librarians; and one for the school library program itself.  All three of the standards sets, called Frameworks, use the same Shared Foundations, which reflect the core values of school librarianship.  They are at the highest level of the Stan

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    Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

    The annual Child Abuse Prevention Month is in April and every yearorganizations (including many libraries) throughout Idaho participate.

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    AASL National School Library Standards - Where to Start?

    Sometimes when a new set of standards is introduced, it is difficult to know where to start, how to apply them, and how a set of standards fits with existing curriculum and everyday practice.  Luckily, there are some helpful tools included in AASL’s new National School Library Standards to help us unpack the standards and start using them in the most useful way.

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    Community Engagement - Where to Start?

    If you have been in the same room as I for any length of time,you have heard me talk about “community engagement” as an important task for all library staff and board members to be engaged. Community engagement is an ongoing commitment every library director and library board member, should consider incorporating into in their workflow.

    Summer STEM from your Library

    Are you ready to start thinking about Summer Fun?
    Have you
    been dreaming about a STEMazing summer of learning?
    We are here to help!