LTAI Applications Due May 20

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Idaho public libraries are invited to apply for the 2016-2017 Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series by completing this  application form. Applying is easy, and libraries work with a community partner to promote and host book discussion sessions.

What makes these discussions unique is the presence of a humanities scholar to guide the sessions. Adult readers have access to the library-selected theme and books and then have the opportunity to explore American values, history, culture, and other topics pertinent to the reading selection. Participating libraries report lively, stimulating, and engaging discussions as well as attracting new patrons in the process.

At least 15 libraries statewide will be selected to participate and will be provided book copies and theme and book materials for use in the program. Each library will also provide a $100 match that may be paid by the library, its community partner, or friends of the library.

Deadline for applications is May 20, and applications can be:
- Mailed to Idaho Commission for Libraries, Dian Scott, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702;
- Faxed to 208-334-4016; or
- Delivered to the Commission office.

The Let’s Talk About It program is made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and a generous gift from the U.S. Bank Foundation. LTAI  is administered by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

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To apply for the 2016-2017 program year of Let's Talk About It, submit your library's application, along with letters of support, to ICfL by the deadline of May 20, 2016. Click here to access the application form.