Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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The first Idaho Day, March 4, 2015, kicked off at the Idaho State Capitol building and many other locations around the state.
- Snap a selfie with your favorite Idaho landmark/scenery/building in celebration of Idaho Day on March 4. Use #myidaho. (Prizes for best photo of what makes Idaho special to you! Use the #myidaho to enter.)
- Come celebrate Idaho Day at the Capital Building on March 4th. The fun starts at 12pm.
The Library Leadership Advisory Committee, a joint effort between the Idaho Library Association and the Idaho Commission for Libraries has published its first newsletter! LiLAC Spring 2015 Newsletter
You will find the latest info from a collaborative team of librarians from around the state who have been working on gathering resources for library leadership. You may subscribe to the newsletter to be sent directly to your email box. This will be a great resource for tips on leadership as well as upcoming leadership workshops.
In Fall 2014, the Idaho Commission for Libraries in partnership with the Idaho Library Association conducted a survey of broadband access in Idaho's public libraries. The report from the survey is available now. The report includes conclusions and recommendations for the Idaho library community as "the needs continues to grow for additional bandwidth and wireless access in libraires
My First Books is a Read to Me program that has been successfully implemented since 1997. Formerly titled "Read to Me First Book," this program strengthens partnerships between public libraries and local schools, preschools, Head Start sites, and child care providers.
March 4, 2015 marks the first official year of celebration of Idaho Day. In 2014 Representative Linden Bateman championed legislative action to annually commemorate Idaho Day on March 4th. Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter will help kick off and commemorate the first Idaho Day Celebration with a program in the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol building.
Read Me Treasure Valley 2015 kicked off Wednesday, February 4, at the Idaho Veterans Home, in Boise. The event featured remarks from Associate State Librarian Marjorie Hooper, Idaho Commission for Libraries; Robert Seal, lifetime member and vice president of the Idaho State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America; and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.