Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
HB 60 http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/H0060.pdf 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.