Idaho Day Book Read 2017

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Idaho Day Book Read 2017

March 4th, the official Idaho Day, was established to commemorate the creation of the Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln on that day in 1863.

This year's theme for Idaho Day is "Idaho the Beautiful." Idaho Day is a day for communities to come together and celebrate the Gem state. It is also a great time to learn more about Idaho's rich history. For example, did you know that Idaho's state seal is the only one in the United States created by a woman? Or that Boise replaced Lewiston as the territorial capital in 1865? If you want to learn more, visit the Idaho Historical Society's website.

As part of the celebration, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is working with nine public libraries from around the Gem state to hold a special book read for their patrons. The libraries chose an Idaho-themed book and will hold discussion groups for their patrons. Here are some materials those participating libraries may find useful:
-book titles and descriptions
-check-out sheet
-feedback form
-promotional ideas
-tip sheet for coordinators
-customizable flyer

And here are Idaho-themed trivia and find-a-word games to share with your staff and patrons. (Click here for the trivia answers and the find-a-word answers.)