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Maker Programs for Adults!

Advocating for hands-on adult programming may be summed up by the following note left on a program evaluation sheet by a customer…

ALA's Dr. Barbara Stripling at Idaho's Summer Summit

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American Library Association Immediate Past-President Dr. Barbara Stripling was the opening speaker for the Idaho Commission for Libraries' “Summer Summit 2014” (July 15-17) for new Idaho school librarians. Dr. Stripling believes that librarians are in a perfect position to “lead from the middle,” as they have sight of the entire school.

Measure your public library's Internet speeds: August 1 deadline

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As part of its E-rate Program modernization effort, the Federal Communications Commission is gathering a range of data to better understand library and school broadband needs. The quality of broadband access inside library and school buildings is a leading concern that demands attention.

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Orientation Sessions for Read to Me Outreach Programs

If your library has been accepted to participate in any of the following outreach programs, or if you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, we ask that you attend an orientation session:

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TLA 50 FB Page Provides Great Ideas

HomeRemember Transforming Life After 50? They still have a couple of sites devoted to mid-life adults that are worth keeping an eye on!  

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New Online Resource for "Seasoned" Folks!

We are not old, we are seasoned! That's the tagline for a new resource we found online.  It ties in well
with our mid-life adult initiative and should prove a valuable resource. Seasoned Times is dedicated
to encouraging wise and healthy aging. You can visit often as new content is

ICfL's Kevin Tomlinson elected to ARSL Board of Directors

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Congratulations to ICfL Consultant Kevin Tomlinson, who was recently elected to the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Board of Directors! Kevin will begin his new position at ARSL’s annual conference in Tacoma, Washington in September.

Other newly elected board members include:

ICfL Professional Opportunity: Public Library Consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has an opening for a Public Library Consultant in our Eastern Field Office.

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"Get Caught Reading" Contest Winners

In the May issue of The Scoop we celebrated Get Caught Reading Month by asking Idaho library staff to submit the titles they were "caught" reading or listening to in May. We drew three names from those submissions to receive a prize. Congratulations to the following folks:

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Idaho's Winners for Library of Congress & Center for the Book Letters About Literacy Contest!

Idaho's winners for the 2013-2014 Letters About Literature Contest have been awarded at school assemblies and celebrations all over Idaho!  Check out the full list of Idaho's winners and mark your calendar for next year's entry deadlines.