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
Fox Searchlight and director Steve McQueen are offering high schools in the United States free DVD of the Academy Award Winning 12 Years a Slave along with a curriculum tool kit. Visit http://www.12yearsaslave.com/ to find out how to get a kit for your high school.
Thank you to the Library of Virginia for sharing information on the following opportunities!!
Using STEM in Preschool Programs
As I was trolling the web for all things STEAM, I came across a competition I had not seen before. As I read more about the challenge, I discovered how it fit so well with our Make it at the Library project's mission and philosphy. This is what the website says about the challenge:
Building a Community of Readers at your library encourages families and communities to come together to read, build, and have fun.
Attention public and school library staff!
Help your teens and tweens Turn Dreams Into Reality during Teen Read Week 2014, October 12-18.
Pull out those maps and atlases - on September 15th registration opens for the 2015 National Geographic Bee! Get your school library involved in this fun and worthwhile contest for 4th to 8th graders. Those who demonstrate stellar knowledge of geography get a chance to participate in the 2015 Idaho State Geographic Bee in Rexburg.&n
A conference call meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. MDT. The meeting may also be attended at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702, in the Table Rock Conference Room on the main floor.
I frequently find myself in towns all over Idaho. Sometimes, between meetings, I like to stop somewhere to check my mail, do some research, or post online photos of our beautiful state. To do this, I need Internet access. I’m usually looking for a place with wireless access where I can use my laptop or iPad to connect.
In a recent editorial, the Library Journal recognized Idaho library leaders for their “2020 Vision: Idaho Libraries Futures Conference” in 2005 and the culture of creativity and innovation that emerged as a result.
The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8.