Online Donations to Your Public Library

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Have you thought about collecting donations through your public library website? Here are a couple of options to consider:
- Use your existing payment processor. If you already have an online payment option for collecting fines, your customer rep should be able to provide you with a web interface for adding an online donation option.  

Upcoming Annual Conferences

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  • PNLA 2015 Annual Conference (Pacific Northwest Library Association); “Pushing the Boundaries;” August 5-7; Hilton Vancouver; Vancouver, WA:  REGISTER by July 3, 2015 to save on the registration.

ICfL Grieves Over Passing of Board Member Larry Weeks

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Commissioner Larry Weeks passed away on June 6, 2015. Weeks served on the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners for 19 years and was recently honored for 25 years of volunteering at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL).

Read to Me Program Receives ICIRA Award

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The Idaho Council of the International Reading Association (ICIRA) recently honored the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ (ICfL) Read to Me program for advancing early literacy statewide. ICIRA officers presented ICfL staff with a check for $500 that will be used to purchase books for Literacy in the Park and other Summer Reading outreach efforts.

CSLP Executive Director Announcement

MASON CITY, IA – (June 2, 2015) The Collaborative
Summer Library Program (CSLP) announces Sherry Siclair as its first Executive
Director.

More Idaho Schools to Receive Funds to Help Serve Youngest Readers

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Elementary school libraries play a vital role in ensuring that children develop strong literacy skills, starting in the earliest grades. Unfortunately, many Idaho elementary schools haven’t had the resources to allow children in developmental preschool programs, kindergarten, and even first grade to check out books to take home.

Idaho State Park Passes available for your summer reading program!

Through an exciting new partnership with Idaho State Parks, ICfL is offering free state park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

Living the Community’s Vision

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by Shirley Biladeau and Teresa Lipus

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Meeting Notice - Idaho Board of Library Commissioners

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. MDT at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702, in the Table Rock Conference Room on the main floor.

ICfL Commissioner Honored for 25 Years of Volunteering

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Commissioner Larry Weeks was honored recently for 25 years of volunteering at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL). During that time, Weeks has narrated local and regional books for the Idaho Talking Book Service, recording 23 books--including a two-volume, 28-hour recording of the History of Idaho, which took over a year to record.