Blog Posts by Stephanie Bailey-White

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.

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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.