Blog Posts by Stephanie Bailey-White

Idaho Libraries Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Family Reading Week

Public and school libraries across the state are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Idaho Family Reading Week with programs during November 13-19, 2016. Celebrations are planned to encourage parents and caregivers to connect with their children by reading aloud and sharing favorite books to inspire them to become lifelong learners.

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Idaho libraries encouraged to apply for día de los niños books

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

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Registration Open for November Read to Me Rendezvous

Idaho public and elementary school library staff are

EatPlayGrow™ at your library!

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) will be working with interested Idaho public libraries in 2014-2015 to introduce the new EatPlayGrow™ curriculum to parents of preschoolers in an effort to help them make healthier choices.

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Regional Elementary Library Workshops Coming in August

Read to Me is sponsoring workshops in your area in August. Supporting the Common Core & Much More: A Workshop for Idaho Elementary School Library Staff will be held August 5 at the Coeur d’Alene Best Western, August 8 and the Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn, and August 11at the Boise Riverside Hotel. These free workshops will cover these topics:

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Applications Open for Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Family Workshops is a series of
three 45-minute workshops that involve young children and their parents in

Six Idaho school libraries will test program to “Stop the Summer Slide”

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is working with Boise State University Literacy Professor Dr. Roger Stewart to research whether opening school libraries over the summer, along with using a “Book Fair” model of providing free books toward the end of the school year, can maintain or increase children’s literacy skills over the summer months.

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Registration Open for March 6-7 Read to Me Meeting

Public library staff who are active in Read to Me outreach efforts are encouraged to attend this year’s Read to Me meeting in Boise on March 6-7. Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant, will be one of the guest presenters at the meeting. She will be talking about the new version of Every Child Ready to Read and ways to share that information with parents in your libraries.

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Read to Me Team Members Share Resolutions

We’re trying to start the year off right by sharing some of our reading or library resolutions for 2014. We’re posting so you can comment back with yours (and we may share those with Scoop readers too). Happy New Year to all!