Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
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 (www.familyreading.org), this ritual has become a tradition in my family, and it is something we cherish and look forward to each year.
Five Idaho libraries, along with 5 Washington state libraries, successfully completed the Turning the Page in November. Congratulations to Cascade Public Library, Eagle Public Library, East Bonner Library District, Gooding Public Library and Grangeville Centennial Library for pulling together a Library Community Building Team.
Programming around books has always seemed a natural fit for public libraries. The Community Library Network has led a North Idaho Reads project for several years and we wrapped up our 2013 effort in October.
Your Health Idaho, Idaho’s official Health Insurance Marketplace, is a new resource run by and for Idahoans. Your Health Idaho wants Idahoans to know they do not have to go through this process alone.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Commissioners visited six libraries in north Idaho in October. The Board tours libraries annually, choosing a different area of the state each year.
Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services celebrated International Volunteer Manager’s Day at the Idaho State Capitol on November 5. Guest speaker Nora Carpenter, President & CEO of United Way of the Treasure Valley congratulated the group with impressive stories and statistics on the merit of these professional leaders to the success of Idaho’s social structure.
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.
"People in my community don't use the computer to look for volunteer positions" is a frequent comment heard about recruiting volunteers online via VolunteerMatch.
Summer Reading Program manuals have been shipped out to every publicly-funded public library in Idaho that submitted their 2013 Summer Reading Report. Manuals are addressed to the library in general and not a specific person, so please keep an eye out and give your mail processing person a heads-up.