Blog Posts by Stephanie Bailey-White

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Judy Blume featured on free BB Week webinar

I've been a Judy Blume fan forever and I have really liked all the one-hour webinars that Booklist has sponsored this year, so this one should really be a treat.

Here's the info on how to register. It's a great way to spend your lunch hour!

Library Construction Projects Have Been Fun to Watch

Plummer Library

We’ve enjoyed watching construction projects progress at several Idaho libraries via their great blog sites and in the news. This week the citizens in Plummer were invited to a ribbon cutting to open the new Plummer Public Library. This construction project has been a goal of the library board for over ten years.

10 Great Things that Happened in the Idaho Library Community in 2009

Nezperce Library Moving Day

2009 was a tough year for ICFL and most libraries across the state, but there were also a lot of good things that happened last year. Here are 10 that came to mind.

Nez Perce Country is a great book for Idaho libraries

Nez Perce Country

I purchased a copy of Nez Perce Country, by Alvin M. Josephy Jr. after reading a great review of the book in Multicultural Review. I thought it would be a good Scoop incentive book and ended up taking it home and reading it.

Too cool – get to vote and pick up books at the same place

Ada's pick-up and drop off remote service

I’m a big fan of Ada Community’s Express Service. Today I got to vote at my regular polling place and then pick up my books in the same trip. Too cool! I use the service all the time. One of the drop off / pick up return stations is within walking distance of my home, so I can walk the dogs, burn some calories, and pick up my books in the same trip.

Get free books for your Idaho Family Reading Week event!

How I Became A Pirate cover

The Read to Me program has paperback copies of How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long for Idaho public libraries who are planning events during Idaho Family Reading Week, November 16 – 22, 2008. Just complete the form by October 29th and we’ll send you books to give to families.

SPLAT 101 registration tops 100

SPLAT 101 logo

Join other members of the Idaho library community as we learn together. So far 118 people have registered to participate in SPLAT 101! SPLAT, the Special Projects Library Action Team, has put together a fun self-paced online course that introduces six technology-based resources that many of you have been meaning to explore, but haven’t carved out the time to do so yet. Now’s your chance!

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Governor presenting checks to libraries in Hayden, Lewiston

Governor Otter is presenting checks to library directors in Hayden and Lewiston this week. They were among 30 libraries awarded Read to Me mini-grants of $5,000 from a state appropriation.

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    Registration now open for August 1 Read to Me training

    Read to Me is sponsoring a training session August 1, 2008 for library staff who will be participating in the Read to Me First Book program and the new Every Child Ready to Read Project. If your library is interested in participating in these two Read to Me outreach opportunities, please register online by July 11 at We do have limited seating.