Blog Posts by's picture

N. Idaho Libraries Invitation: Passport to Summer Reading

The following was sent to me from Jean Hauritz at the W. Bonner Library:

Hot off the press! Read to Me’s New Summer Reading Gameboard for Preschoolers

ICfL offers a great new tool for libraries wanting to include preschoolers in summer reading programs. This downloadable gameboard features 20 early literacy activities that parents and caregivers can do with their children at home. The gameboard is versatile and is designed to fit your library’s needs.'s picture

Accepting Applications for New "Six Skills Tubs" Pilot Program

Read to Me is launching a new pilot program that allows libraries to deposit and rotate tubs of books and materials in local daycares (details, eligibility, and application below). Here is a short overview:

Program- Libraries will rotate six tubs of books and other materials, each focusing on an early literacy skill, throughout local daycares. Tubs and contents provided by Read to Me.'s picture

Need staff for summer programs?

The Idaho Department of Labor is seeking partners for its 2011 Idaho Youth Corps summer employment program. The program requires matching resources from federal, state or local government and private employers. The combination supports work experience wages for eligible youth enrolled in the department’s Workforce Investment Act job programs.'s picture

Read to Me Receives Simplot Employee Donation

The Idaho Commission for Libraries would like to thank the employees of the Simplot Order Management division for their cash donation to the Read to Me program. Each month the employees in this division can purchase “Jeans Day” stickers, and the proceeds are given to a charity of their choice.'s picture

Call for Ideas: 2012 Adult Summer Reading Programs

The CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Programs) is looking for more ideas for the adult summer reading program manual from CSLP. The theme is “night” and the slogan is “Between the Covers”. Attached is what they have so far. Please ignore the December 15 deadline.

Summer Reading Resources

New content and CSLP updates are added several times each week. Check the site often, or subscribe to our RSS feed.

    Are textbooks becoming obsolete?

    Recent news stories have been discussing the benefits and disadvantages of replacing textbooks with hand-held and/or on-line resources. Check out the full story in the September 25th issue of The Scoop, and share your thoughts on the issue...

      Get The Scoop!

      The new issue of ICFL's free youth services e-newsletter is on-line now. In this issue: Summer reading news and resources, funding opportunities, award-winning books, current and upcoming events, and more!
      The Scoop, May 8, 2009's picture

        Read to Me Evaluation Tools now in Spanish!

        For those libraries participating in Every Child Ready to Read and Read to Me First Book, the parent evaluations and surveys are now available in Spanish. They can be accessed on each program's individual webpage (Programs and Services/Read to Me/First Book or Every Child Ready to Read)