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Free 12 Years A Slave Curriculum Tool Kit for High Schools

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 to find out how to get a kit for your high school.

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    Free Webinars - STEAM Programming

    Thank you to the Library of Virginia for sharing information on the following opportunities!!

    Using STEM in Preschool Programs

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    Taking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace - FREE Student Competition

    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:

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    Family Reading Week Registration Open!

    Building a Community of Readers at your library encourages families and communities to come together to read, build, and have fun.

    Turn Dreams into Books with Teen Read Week 2014!

    Attention public and school library staff!

    Help your teens and tweens Turn Dreams Into Reality during Teen Read Week 2014, October 12-18.

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    2015 National Geographic Bee!

    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

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    Board of Library Commissioners - Meeting Notice

    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.

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    Get Found on Google!

    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.

    National journal lauds Idaho's "2020 Vision" for libraries

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    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.

    Public library Internet speed test extended to August 8

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    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.