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Dia 2015 Registration Opens

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Ten New Libraries Join the Make It at the Library Project!

Make It at the Library- the Commission's project to implement makerspaces in public libraries across Idaho had another successful and exciting year in 2014. Each of the six new libraries and returning five libraries embraced "making" and pushed the boundaries of programming with tweens and teens.

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Free Webinars - STEAM Programming

Thank you to the Library of Virginia for sharing information on the following opportunities!!

Using STEM in Preschool Programs

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Taking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace - FREE Student Competition

As I was trolling the web for all things STEAM, I came across a competition I had not seen before. As I read more about the challenge, I discovered how it fit so well with our Make it at the Library project's mission and philosphy. This is what the website says about the challenge:

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Family Reading Week Registration Open!

Building a Community of Readers at your library encourages families and communities to come together to read, build, and have fun.

Turn Dreams into Books with Teen Read Week 2014!

Attention public and school library staff!

Help your teens and tweens Turn Dreams Into Reality during Teen Read Week 2014, October 12-18.

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Save the Date - Early Years Conference 2014

The Early Years Conference is a two-day statewide conference for early childhood educators, practitioners, parents, and librarians. This year the conference is scheduled for October 29-30 and will be held at Boise State University.

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TLA 50 FB Page Provides Great Ideas

HomeRemember Transforming Life After 50? They still have a couple of sites devoted to mid-life adults that are worth keeping an eye on!  

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New Online Resource for "Seasoned" Folks!

We are not old, we are seasoned! That's the tagline for a new resource we found online.  It ties in well
with our mid-life adult initiative and should prove a valuable resource. Seasoned Times is dedicated
to encouraging wise and healthy aging. You can visit often as new content is