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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Boise Public Library is launching a new series of “Maker” classes this month, designed to help adults learn new skills and explore new technologies. Each month, the Library will partner with a different Maker within our community to offer a workshop for hobbyists, tech enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to learn something new.
“Read Me Treasure Valley 2014” kicked off February 3 at the Idaho Botanical Garden, an appropriate setting for this year’s read—The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. The event featured remarks from the Associate State Librarian Marjorie Hooper--with the Idaho Commission for Libraries--and Boise City Council President Maryanne Jordan.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries does not administer the following award opportunities.
This year celebrate YALSA’s Teen Tech Week with the “DIY @ your library” theme March 9-15, 2014. Demonstrate the value your library brings to the community by offering teens an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.
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.
Staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfl) is off to a busy start in 2014, attending the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, preparing for the Commission’s February 7 budget hearing before the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC), participating in national initiatives, and shepherding ongoing projects.
ICfL’s Gizmo Garage – Closing the Digital Divide, One Device at a Time
By Jezmynne Dene, Director, Portneuf District Library, Chubbuck, ID
by Shirley Biladeau, Continuing Education Consultant