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2017 Continuing Education Brochure

The 2017 Continuing Education Brochure lists professional development activities that the Idaho Commission for Libraries will be supporting during the coming year.  This is a great tool to use in creating your personal learning plan, as you look forward to increasing your skills in the coming months.  In ad

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My First Books Applications for 2017-2018 Now Open!

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. The program is designed to
increase "underserved" children's access to quality print materials and

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School Library Access Mini-Grants Application Deadline is Approaching

Our youngest students need lots of books in their school libraries to check out and take home.  School library books allow young students to practice their newly acquired reading skills and they provide an opportunity for families to read together.  Developing a collection for pre-k, kindergarteners and 1st graders can be difficult and expensive, but $5,000 might help!

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Why Evaluate Your Summer Reading Program?

How easy was it for parents to help young children track the amount of reading done over the summer? Was the performer you chose money well-spent? Why was your teen program attendance lower than last year? Why is your library only reaching about 10% of the student population in your area?

New: Listserv for Trustees: TruIdaho

TruIdaho is brought to you by the Idaho Library Association

TruIdaho is an e-mail discussion list for the trustees of Idaho's public libraries.  Membership is not limited to trustees, Idaho residents, or ILA members, but the list will be of greatest interest and value to those who are serving as library trustees in Idaho.  TruIdaho is provided by the Idaho Library Association (ILA).  ILA welcomes respectful discussion of professional issu

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Meeting Notice - Board of Library Commissioners

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. MT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.

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ICfL and IDPR Team Up to Offer Free Parks Passes for Summer Reading

We are excited to announce that ICfL is once again partnering with
the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to offer free state
park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

Get to Know LiLI-D: LearningExpress Library

Spend time this February getting to know LearningExpress Library.

LearningExpress has a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building resources, and career tools. Users love it for

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Who Is Responsible for Those Who Cannot Be Responsible for Themselves at the Library?

Public libraries endeavor to create a welcoming and safe environment for all.  In order to lay the groundwork for this atmosphere, most libraries have rules of conduct or an acceptable behavior policy.  These policies often do not take into account the fact that the responsibility for the care, safety, and behavior of children and vulnerable adults using the library rests with the par

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Continuing Education Grant Opportunities

The Idaho Career & Technical Education (ICTE) will be soliciting applications for federal grants for the purpose of providing adult education and literacy activities.