Read Me Treasure Valley 2013 Kick Off

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The Oregon Trail Reserve on E. Lake Forest Drive was a scenic setting for the February 1 kickoff of the 2013 Read Me Treasure Valley, Visions of Idaho.

The event featured remarks from Boise City Mayor David Bieter; Idaho Statesman columnist, Dan Popkey; Ada Community Library Director Mary DeWalt; and Associate State Librarian Marj Hooper. Students from Les Bois Junior High participated and received Idaho-related books for their school library.

Boise has participated in a community wide reading project since 2001. This year, in honor of both the Boise City and Idaho territorial sesquicentennials, a menu of great books offers a wonderful opportunity to discover insights into life in Boise and Idaho over the past 150 years. From February 1 into April, the Treasure Valley will celebrate Visions of Idaho with great reads and a full calendar of events. View the full calendar of events for Read Me Treasure Valley at

Read Me Treasure Valley is presented in partnership with Ada Community Library (ACL), Boise Public Library (BPL), Boise State University’s Story Initiative, The Cabin, and the Idaho Statesman, with support from BPL Friends, ACL Friends, and Hampton Inn. Read Me Treasure Valley is also supported by grants from the Idaho Humanities Council and the Boise City Arts and History Department.

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