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Books for Children Grants from the Libri Foundation

Press Release:

The Libri Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2013 BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grants.

Apply Now for Bright Futures Summer Reading Opportunities

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 reading programs report.

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Schools can now order CSLP materials from Upstart

The CSLP is proud to announce a new partnership opportunity!  In response to members' feedback that there is a need to allow school and non-profit partners the opportunity to purchase materials to help promote the library's summer reading program, a limited selection will now be available for orders.  Attached please find the 2013 School/Non-profit Partner catalog.  Partners may call, fax or mail their orders in to Highsmith/Upstart; they will not be able to place the order online.

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Summer Reading Program Manual for 2014: Call for Ideas for Adult Manual

Adult Program Manual 2014: Literary Elements (Science theme)

Please send ideas on any of the topics below to Patti Sinclair at trishsinclair@sbcglobal.net no
later than November 15, 2012.

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Summer Reading Program Manual for 2014: Call for Ideas for Teen Manual

2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program: Teen Manual

Call for Ideas by November 1, 2012

Science is the broad theme chosen for 2014.

“Spark a Reaction” is the teen slogan.

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Your Library May Be Eligible for Summer Food Program

Did you know? Currently over 50% of Idaho's children are eligible for federally-funded food programs!

During the school year nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. But those programs end when school ends for the summer. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap.

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Read to Me First Book Program Evaluation, 2010-2011

A comprehensive program evaluation of Idaho Commission for Libraries' (ICFL) Read to Me First Book program was conducted by Boise State University Literacy Professor Dr. Roger Stewart. Dr. Stewart has been collecting data regarding the First Book program and other Read to Me early literacy programs for three years; he has compiled his findings in annual reports for 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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2012 Summer Reading Manuals

Summer Reading Program manuals have been shipped out to every publicly-funded public library in Idaho. Manuals are addressed to the library in general and not a specific person, so please keep an eye out and give your mail processing person a heads-up.

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Call for Summer Reading Program Ideas for 2013

It's time to start digging up ideas for the 2013 summer reading theme, “Underground.” Collaborative Summer Library Programs (CSLP) program manual committees would like your suggestions for the following slogans:

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Record Number of Children to Participate in Read to Me First Book Program

A record number of Idaho children from birth to kindergarten will be
participating in the 2011-2012 Read to Me First Book program. Approximately 3,100
children will receive a book each month during the upcoming school year,
provided by Read to Me and distributed by 32 Idaho libraries. This is an
increase of over 500 children from the previous year.