Blog Posts by staci.shaw

staci.shaw's picture

Kindergarten Readiness Grants for Public Libraries

The ICfL has funding to support library-led, community-based efforts to help get preschoolers ready for kindergarten.

Public libraries can apply for up to $10,000, in increments of $2500, to support programs and partnerships that meet the following goals:

staci.shaw's picture

STEAM in Storytimes: Compiled Resources

Our friend and storytime expert Saroj Ghoting recently put out a call for storytime resources that involve science, technology, engineering, art, and math. She generously compiled all the responses and shared them via the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) listserv.

staci.shaw's picture

Summer Reading "Youth Explorer Passes" from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation available now

We are happy to announce that ICfL is once again partnering with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to offer free state park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

staci.shaw's picture

Natural History Workshops from Idaho Dept. of Parks and Rec

This teacher workshop series is open to Idaho library staff, and will be offered in six locations throughout Idaho this spring and summer. Learn about Idaho history, flora and fauna, and geology with Idaho’s state parks as your classroom.

Cost: $50 ($60 for continuing education credit)

staci.shaw's picture

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

The annual Child Abuse Prevention Month is in April and every yearorganizations (including many libraries) throughout Idaho participate.

Summer Reading Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Available Now

2017 PSAs promoting summer reading are available from the CSLP website for your use and distribution: www.cslpreads.org/2017-psas.

Call for CSLP 2019 Themes and Slogans

CSLP logo

It's that time of year! The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is seeking your input regarding slogans for the 2019 theme "space" and general theme ideas for 2020.

Submit your ideas by here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019CSLP-slogans.

staci.shaw's picture

Why Evaluate Your Summer Reading Program?

How easy was it for parents to help young children track the amount of reading done over the summer? Was the performer you chose money well-spent? Why was your teen program attendance lower than last year? Why is your library only reaching about 10% of the student population in your area?

staci.shaw's picture

ICfL and IDPR Team Up to Offer Free Parks Passes for Summer Reading

We are excited to announce that ICfL is once again partnering with
the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to offer free state
park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

Apply Now for Bright Futures Summer Outreach Programs 2017

The Commission is now accepting applications for Bright Futures
Summer Outreach Programs. These opportunities are designed to reach more
children with summer reading programs, especially those considered
“underserved.” Each program is designed to achieve specific outcomes and
participating libraries must report results in the ICfL annual summer