Orientation Sessions for Read to Me Outreach Programs

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If your library has been accepted to participate in any of the following outreach programs, or if you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, we ask that you attend an orientation session:

  • My First Books (new libraries, or new staff implementing program)
  • Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops: 2nd Edition (English or Spanish)
  • Fun with Math and Science Workshops (new staff)

A light lunch is provided for those who are participating in Books to Go, are interested in learning more about Books to Go, are interested in strengthening partnerships with child care providers, or who would like to network with other library staff.


(Note: You only need to attend the sessions of the day that address the programs for which you are participating in 2014-2015; however, you may attend additional sessions if you are interested in learning about the programs.)

Session 1: My First Books Participants and Partners
9:00 – 9:30 – Registration, review handouts
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 – Orientation and program components

Session 2: All
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Working lunch: Making the Most of Books to Go

Session 3: Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops: Edition 2
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Workshop components and practical application

Session 4: Fun with Math and Science Family Workshops
3:00 – 4:00 - Program components and practical application


Friday, August 1: Boise, Idaho Commission for Libraries, River Room

Monday, August 4: Coeur d’Alene, Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn

Thursday, August 7: Idaho Falls, Hilton Garden Inn

My First Books participants who have previously implemented the program are encouraged to register for a one-hour overview session online instead of attending a face-to-face meeting:
Tuesday, August 5: 10:00 am – 11:00 am MDT (Boise time)
Friday, August 8: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm MDT (Boise time)


You may submit a travel request for mileage reimbursement if traveling more than 40 miles one way to one of the above face-to-face meetings. Forms will be provided at the meeting.