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ICfL 2016 Highlights Video

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) assists libraries in building the capacity to better serve their communities.

We produced a highlight video of our 2016 accomplishments that we hope you will take a few minutes to watch.

Perhaps you will get some ideas of ways the ICfL can facilitate the realization of your goals.

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Advertise your library's kid/teen programs for free

Did you know the Idaho
Afterschool Network
has a great database for identifying afterschool/out-of-school
opportunities throughout Idaho?  This is the perfect place for public and school libraries to advertise kid and teen programs.

Idaho Libraries Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Family Reading Week

Public and school libraries across the state are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Idaho Family Reading Week with programs during November 13-19, 2016. Celebrations are planned to encourage parents and caregivers to connect with their children by reading aloud and sharing favorite books to inspire them to become lifelong learners.

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ICfL Target

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the first edition of ICfL Target.  This is a new quarterly publication identifying "need to know" activities and deadlines.  Communication is critical in today's world, more so than ever before.  This publication is designed to b

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LiLI News: Publication Finder Now Available

Publication Finder is now available as a part of the LiLI
Databases.

Local Postal Carrier Recognized as the Year’s Best

Sandpoint, Idaho – The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Talking Book Service (TBS) recently presented its Postal Carrier of the Year Recognition for 2015 to Postal Carrier Vicky Shilling, of the Ponderay Post Office in Ponderay, Idaho.

$200,000 Awarded to Schools throughout Idaho

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) awarded $200,000 to 47 elementary schools throughout Idaho for the purchase of books to serve students pre-kindergarten through first grade and to allow five schools to open their libraries during the summer. The funds were in the form of mini-grants, for amounts between $1,000 and $5,000, each. 

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ESSA and the School Library

On December 15, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which will replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) effective July 1, 2017. Why is this a big deal for school libraries? Because it is the first time in years that school libraries and school librarians have been mentioned in education legislation.  In ESSA they are mentioned a number of times.

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Robots in the Library!

Idaho Libraries, are you interested in having a robotics
team in your library?

Idaho has received some funding for expanding the
national FIRST Robotics
program through the Idaho Afterschool Network.

Training for Youth Services staff; Sept. 13, 2016

Read to Me

Idaho library staff are invited to attend a day of free training hosted by ICfL’s Read to Me program and the Meridian Library District on September 13, 2016.