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Accepting Applications for New "Six Skills Tubs" Pilot Program

Read to Me is launching a new pilot program that allows libraries to deposit and rotate tubs of books and materials in local daycares (details, eligibility, and application below). Here is a short overview:

Program- Libraries will rotate six tubs of books and other materials, each focusing on an early literacy skill, throughout local daycares. Tubs and contents provided by Read to Me.

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New staff at ICFL

Administrative services manager

The Commission is very happy to welcome our new administrative services manager, Roger Dubois, who joined the staff on January 3. Dubois comes to us with depth and breadth of experience gained through 30 years in the Air Force.

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Library news from around the state

Community Library Network is the new name for Kootenai-Shoshone Area Libraries (KSAL) and Post Falls Public Library. The name change comes as Post Falls Public Library merges with the KSAL district.

online @ your library update

Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) and our many partners are working diligently to expand broadband and computing capacity in Idaho's least connected libraries through our “online @ your library” Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

Let's Talk About It Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 application available now

Apply for the Fall 2010 through Spring 2011 programs. Get the application here. The deadline is Monday, April 25, 2011. Funding is available for fifteen libraries to participate. Participating libraries provide a $100 cash match.

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2012 YRCA Nominees

Check out the final list of 2012 YRCA nominated books here.

Remember to vote for your favorites by April 15th, 2011. Get all the information for voting here.

    2011 LSTA Competitive Grants Approved

    On February 18th, the Idaho Commission for Libraries Board of Commissioners reviewed and approved the two grant applications submitted in response to the 2011 LSTA Competitive Grant announcement. Due to the fact the Federal Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution, the final award of these grants is  contingent on the Commission receiving their full LSTA aw

    Happy Birthday National Library Service!

    Digital player and book

    On Thursday, March 3, the Talking Book Service (TBS) will host an Open House at ICfL from 1-3 pm to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the National Library Service (NLS) which supplies the audio books, magazines and players for TBS to loan to users statewide.

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    SPLAT in action

    SPLAT, the Special Projects Library Action Team, acts in the “crow’s nest” capacity--searching for innovation, proposing and leading experiments and pilot projects, and discovering new opportunities. Some of the things going on with SPLAT recently include:

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    Changes to district library trustee elections

    HB 60 has been signed into law and will change some of the dates for elections. (It is retroactive so is in force now instead of on July 1.) Previous law stated that nominations would have to be filed by 5 p.m. on the sixth Friday before the election.