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Blog Posts by erica.compton
I was reading an article on Next Avenue's site about how to successfully implement a community project and it started me thinking. We have been discussing the importance of offering programs designed to interest mid-life adults. Why couldn't a library take the lead on a community project and make it into an engaging project for their patrons?
Some people start volunteering because they’re passionate about a cause. Michael Burke, a Baltimore chef, began volunteering because he got rheumatoid arthritis. That decision paved the way to his current paid job.
Is your library doing something creative, fun, innovative, or just plain awesome that would appeal to those 50 years and older? The Commission is looking for programming examples to share throughout Idaho and the nation.
I came across an inspiring article about an Arkansas library pushing the envelope in terms of marketing its services to the community. In 2009, they met with their library board to talk about ways to change how they operated as an institution. Their website was antiquated and maintained by their reference librarian. They submitted a proposal to the board to have a
Resources for the 2012 Idaho Family Reading Week are now available online. CDs are still being mailed to all publicly funded public and elementary school libraries next week, so don't fret! The CDs have been delayed slightly in production, so we wanted to give you access to the materials as soon as possible.
This contest was originally posted by Gina Cargas of VolunteerMatch on July 26, 2012
Got volunteers? Here’s an opportunity for stellar volunteers to tell their stories—and yours!
Snuggle up and read with your families this November 13-19 and celebrate
the importance of literacy during Idaho Family Reading Week. Every publicly
funded public and elementary school library will receive a CD filled with
programming ideas, booklists, artwork, resources, and more.
In addition, the first 130 libraries to register their event will receive:
The Idaho Commission for Libraries is excited to announce their sponsorship of a full day pre-conference on October 3. Discover the role our brain plays in healthy aging and explore ways all types of libraries can support a healthy brain lifestyle in the programs and services they offer. The workshop will be presented by Dr.
Dr. Laura Carstensen Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity spoke at the Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship in Portland. Her presentation was one of my favorites of the two day event. I have tried to follow her periodically to keep current on what she and other researchers are doing in the field of longevity. Today I came across this TedTalk event that Dr.