Library news from around the state

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Ada Community LibraryLake Hazel Branch    

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Get Kids Reading workshops planned

ICfL’s Read to Me team has been working on plans for this year’s fall youth services workshop.

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Transforming Life After 50 Fellows Complete Studies

Congratulations to the 16 individuals from Idaho libraries who completed a year-long fellowship focusing on libraries services for midlife adults ages 50+, along with 74 Fellows from 11 other states.   The Fellowship began with a 3-day Institute in Portland last September.  During the past 9 months the Fellows focused on community assessment, prog

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LSSC Registration Assistance Award

Six library staff members from around the state received the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Registration Assistance Award.'s picture

Record Number of Children to Participate in Read to Me First Book Program

A record number of Idaho children from birth to kindergarten will be
participating in the 2011-2012 Read to Me First Book program. Approximately 3,100
children will receive a book each month during the upcoming school year,
provided by Read to Me and distributed by 32 Idaho libraries. This is an
increase of over 500 children from the previous year.

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Preservation Workshop - WESTPAS

Register today for the two-part preservation workshop for all Idaho libraries, museums and cultural institutions provided by the Western States Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) this's picture

Summer Reading Program Report Due August 31

All Idaho libraries offering summer reading programs must submit a SRP report to ICfL by August 31, 2011.  You can access the report on our Summer Reading web page.  This report contains 30 questions.

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Children's Games From Around the World

I just found a great site called TOPICS online magazine for learners of English. It is a wonderful resource for this year's Summer Reading theme One World, Many Stories.  It can also assist librarians who are looking for ways to add diversity to their programming.

New Website Helps Parents Fight Summer Slide

NCFL, the pioneer in multigenerational learning, is putting a new twist on an old tradition this summer with the launch of Camp What-A-Wonder.

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LiLI Database Content - UPDATE

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce that two more databases have been added to the suite of resources that will be available through the LiLI Database service beginning July 1, 2011.  With the addition of a readers advisory service and an auto repair resource, the full suite of LiLI Database resources that will be available through the LiLI Portal and Idaho's publicly