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Idaho Kids Get Free Books

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the receipt yesterday of a $15,000 grant from the Fred Meyer Fund for the “Books for Summer Readers” project. One hundred eighteen Idaho public libraries applied by the May deadline to receive free paperback books to distribute to their summer readers. Approximately 6,200 children will receive books.

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What do you geek?

Check out the Get Your Geek On campaign over at

According to the site, "Geek the Library is a community-based public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries for individuals and communities, and raise awareness about the critical funding issues they face."

Compact OPAC

Compact OPAC

I saw this while attending Meridian's Silverstone Branch opening. Doesn't take a lot of space, and the price is relatively small too!

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    Immersive Internet and Libraries

    Okay, just came across the term this morning -- Immersive Internet which is a collection of emerging technologies combined with a social culture that has roots in gaming and virtual worlds.

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    Unusual Items that Libraries Circulate

    This has been an email thread that I thought I would share...unusual items that libraries throughout the US are checking out to their patrons:

    Auto repair tools (Wyoming library)
    Bones (medical school library)
    Braille writer
    Cake pans
    Crafter glasses for people who work on watches and small crafts Drum pads Electronic devise that enlarges text on TV

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    Handheld Librarian Online Conference

    First one -- Handheld Librarian Online Conference focusing on mobile library services.
    July 30, 2009 -- $49 for individual -- $89 for group

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      The atmosphere of our libraries

      I read a blog called "Designing Better Libraries" and one of their recent posts was very interesting about what atmosphere or state of mind is presented to our customers when they visit our libraries.

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      Career Information System / Idaho Works

      Yeah! To date 37 Idaho public libraries have expressed interest in participating in the year-long subscription to Career Information Systems via the Department of Labor. Still looking for the other 67 public libraries!

      Is your library interested ? Still time to consider .. contact me at today!

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        Changes to open meeting Part 2 - Executive Sessions

        New sections of code on executive sessions are underlined:

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        United We Serve (originally Summer of Service) opportunity for libraries

        The American Library Association (ALA) is working with the White House, in partnership with the Corporation for National & Community Service, to get libraries involved in a national volunteer initiative that will run from June 22 to September 11, 2009.