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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.

Applications for My First Books 2018-2019 due April 20, 2018

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My First Books (MFB) is a Read to Me program that has been successfully implemented since 1997. This program strengthens partnerships between public libraries and local schools, preschools, Head Start sites, and child care providers.

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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)

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Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

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

Apply Now for Bright Futures Summer Outreach Programs

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

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Read to Me Rendezvous 2017: Idaho Libraries Rocked!

Approximately 80 public and school library staff attended the Read to Me Rendezvous on November 2 – 3, 2017 in Boise. Because there are so many new faces in the Idaho library community, the Read to Me staff wanted to create an agenda that would benefit the wide-range of experience currently existing among those who serve children, especially pre- and beginning readers.

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Order 2018 CSLP Summer Reading Program Manuals and Posters Now

A program manual for the 2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) summer reading themes will be provided to each public library by the Idaho Commission for Libraries at no cost to your library. Manuals will be shipped to each library/branch in Fall 2017. The 2018 slogan for ALL ages is "Libraries Rock!" and the theme is music.

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

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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.

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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?