Blog Posts by Stephanie Bailey-White

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Read to Me Meeting Registration Open

The agenda for the annual Read to Me meeting has been finalized and we hope you’ll enjoy “Digging a Little Deeper into Early Literacy” on February 21-22 in Boise.

All Hallow's Read

Give somebody a scary book this Halloween. That’s the idea of All Hallow’s Read, a website hosted by author Neil Gaiman.

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Get Kids Reading workshops planned

ICfL’s Read to Me team has been working on plans for this year’s fall youth services workshop.

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Annual Read to Me Meeting set for March 1 – 2, 2011 in Boise

For the past 13 years, the Read to Me program has sponsored an annual training meeting. This year the meeting is designed to build the capacity of libraries to provide information on the six early literacy skills to Idaho families through outreach and at the library.  Here’s an overview of the meeting content:

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Idaho Community Foundation Grant Cycle Open for Northern Idaho

The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) grant cycle is now open for the northern Idaho counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15. In the last grant cycle, ICF awarded nearly $112,000 in grants to 77 organizations in northern Idaho, including several to Idaho libraries.

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A Book on Every Bed

National advice columnist Amy Dickinson’s “Ask Amy” column promoted a great idea -- "A Book on Every Bed." Here’s how it works:

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Majority of babies born in Idaho receive assistance from WIC

In 2008, 58 percent of babies born in Idaho received food assistance from Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program during their first year. WIC services are provided by the seven Idaho public health districts and two Native American health agencies. There are more than 50 clinics located across the state. WIC serves mothers of children prenatal to age five.

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YALSA sponsors Dec. 16 “Gear Up for Summer Reading” webinar

Looking for a different way to structure your summer reading program? Join Shari Fesko, Teen Services Librarian at Southfield Public Library, for a discussion on summer reading programming events and promotion. Participants will learn about programs that range from the performing arts, to cooking to crafting to competitive events.

Register your Idaho Family Reading Week Event and Win Free Books

Curious George

Every public and public school library that registers here will be entered in a drawing to receive a dozen hardback books that will be great to use with this year's theme. Registration closes Friday, November 5, and the drawing will be held November 8. The winner will receive the books prior to Family Reading Week.

    Register Now for Summer Reading Workshops

    Summer Reading Sun

    Registration has closed for Monday's workshop in Meridian, but it's not too late to sign up to attend a great day of Summer Reading learning and sharing in Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene or Moscow. Visit for more details and registration links. We need a few more people to sign up in Moscow, in particular.