2014 "What a Deal" Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet available

What a Deal Fact sheet jpeg

To receive a deduction for 2014, individuals or corporations must donate to the library by December 31, 2014.

ICfL Welcomes New Eastern Idaho Field Consultant

photo of Patrick Bodily

Patrick Bodily hit the ground running as Idaho Commission for Libraries’ new eastern Idaho field consultant. In early October he attended the Idaho Library Association Annual Conference in Lewiston, meeting librarians and getting to know the Idaho library community.

Jeannie.Standal's picture

Laura Bush Foundation Grant Application for School Libraries is Open!

The Laura Bush Foundation funds $5,000 grants for  school libraries to expand their book collections.  Go to their website at http://www.laurabushfoundation.com/ to get the details and see if your school meets the eligibility requirements.  Submission deadline is December 15th, 2014.  Good luck!

    Bridging Library Cultures

    Worlds Connect Image

    One of the positive results from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association's Grant "Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" and two “Let’s Talk About It" (LTAI) book discussion series, themed  "Points of View" and "Connected Histories", is a  collaboration of local libraries.

    staci.shaw's picture

    Teen Manual for 2016: Call for Ideas

    If you have ideas for programs, displays, or other teen activities relating to fitness/exercise/wellness, click here to see what the committee is looking for. Submissions are due by October 31.

    EatPlayGrow™ at your library!

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) will be working with interested Idaho public libraries in 2014-2015 to introduce the new EatPlayGrow™ curriculum to parents of preschoolers in an effort to help them make healthier choices.

    State Librarian welcomes librarians to ILA Annual Conference

    State Librarian Ann Joslin welcomes librarians to ILA Conference

    At the Idaho Library Association (ILA) 2014 Annual Conference on Thursday, October 2, State Librarian Ann Joslin welcomed participants and gave an overview of the past year at Idaho Commission for Libraries. (See this PDF of the accompanying PowerPoint slides.)

    Jeannie.Standal's picture

    Best Practice of the Month: Develop a Multicultural Collection

    We are right in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated this year from September 15th to October 15th.  Ever wonder why it is so important to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Women's Month, Black History Month, and similar commemorations?  So important that librarians purchase materials to support it, highlight the featured authors, cult

    Jeannie.Standal's picture

    Low Hanging Fruit

    ICfL has a new tool for school librarians!  It is a newsletter for you to use as your own, with information about ICfL tools and other resources for your teachers. Here is the kicker: it comes from your library - from you!  This little something you just threw together is called Low Hanging Fruit because it is easy.  It's easy for you - just forward it to your teachers' emai

    Shirley Biladeau receives ILA Special Services to Libraries Award

    photo of Rami Attebury and Shirley Biladeau at ILA Awards Banquet

    Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries' continuing education consultant, has received the Idaho Library Association's Special Services to Libraries Award, "in recognition for exceptional performance while serving Idaho libraries." At the ILA Annual Conference Awards Banquet on October 2, 2014, Shirley was recognized for her continued dedication to professional development, as wel