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Idaho libraries encouraged to apply for día de los niños books

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

March 4, 2016 is Idaho Day!

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In 2014 the Idaho Legislature established March 4 as Idaho Day, to be observed each year with a proclamation from the governor and programs at the Capitol, as well as events and activities in communities statewide.

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Happy New Year & Penciling In!

Happy New Year!  Hope the break was fun and restful, and school librarians everywhere are supercharged and ready to take on 2nd semester! Now that we've turned the calendar to 2016, perhaps there are a few dates you'd like to save.

July 19-21, 2016:

LearnStorm Math Challenge Opens January 29, 2016

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LearnStorm is a free math challenge that celebrates student progress and hustle. Over nine weeks, students in grades 3-12 master math skills to earn rewards for themselves and their school. LearnStorm is powered by Khan Academy, a not-for-profit on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. LearnStorm is coming to the state of Idaho with help from the J.A.

March 4, 2016 is Idaho Day!

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In 2014 the Legislature established an official Idaho Day, to be observed each year on March 4 with a proclamation from the governor, ceremonies, programs, and activities to honor Idaho’s heritage. The theme for the second annual Idaho Day, March 4, 2016, is “Idaho Heroes: Past or Present.”

ILA Annual Awards

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(portions of the following info are from the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Conference Program and blog)

Updated Library Laws Manual is Online

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The 2015 edition of the Library Laws Manual is now online. It can also be accessed from the Trustees page (Idaho Library Laws) and the Publications tab. Important changes include new Title 74 (“Transparent and Ethical Government”) and the extension of the expanded income tax credit for charitable deductions.

Public Libraries: Statistical Report Due January 1

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Public Libraries: Annual Library Statistical Report is Due January 1!
Due date for report and signed Board Certification page:  January 1, 2016
Available at http://collect.btol.com 
Login ID and Password: same as in previous years

LiLI.org Update

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by Gina Persichini, technology & access services consultant
We are very happy to share some improvements we made to LiLI.org.