Blog Posts by Stephanie Bailey-White

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!

Read to Me 101 Webinar – February 5

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A one-hour overview of the Read to Me program will be offered on February 5 from noon to 1 p.m. (MST). If you’re new to libraries, a trustee, or have any questions about the early literacy programs offered by

Summer Summit Focuses on Elementary School Staff


Registration is now open for the Elementary School Library
Summer Summit, sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Read to Me
program. The summit will be held July 16-18, 2013 at the Boise Nazareth Retreat