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Volunteers in libraries: a growing trend

The Corporation for National and Community Service reports that in 2015 Idaho ranked fifth in the nation for percentage of its population that volunteered (34%), second in the nation for the number of volunteer hours per resident (43.5), and fifth in the naton with a volunteer retention rate of 73%.  Is your library taking advantage of  the skills and willingness of Idahoans

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Summer Reading for Everyone

Idaho's libraries have wonderful Summer Reading programs for the children, tweens, and teens in their communities.

Can Your Library Use More Staff?

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How many times have you wished for more help in your library?  From Summer Reading to outreach, there isn't enough time to implement all your ideas.

Teen Read Week activities

School and public libraries celebrated Teen Read Week during October with a variety of activities and events.  Some libraries built on YALSA's "Get Away @ your library" theme by challenging teens to share their dream get away from a book in any media they found appropriate.  Teens submitted their ideas via Facebook, PowerPoint, sculpture, and videos.  All of the  submis

2016 Make It at the Library application now open!

Idaho libraries are leading the way in making, and your public library can join this exciting movement!

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Teen Tech Week 2015

Libraries from all over Idaho celebrated Teen Tech Week during March.  Participating school and public libraries submitted their favorite teen projects highlighting the theme "Libraries are for making..." Teens interpreted this year's theme in diverse ways as evidenced by the creative entries.

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Developing Volunteer Management Skills

If you need support as a volunteer coordinator, are considering creating a volunteer program in your library, or want to take your volunteer program to the next level, joining an organization especially for volunteer managers might be the answer.  Volunteer managers realize the important role they play in helping their organization meet its mission.  Participating in a volun

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MySocialSecurity

ICfL is partnering with the Social Security Administration to help Idahoans keep abreast of their Social Security benefits.

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Rethinking Volunteerism

Rethinking Volunteerism, the 2014 Serve Idaho conference theme, is the perfect opportunity for library staff to examine their assumptions about volunteers and see firsthand how volunteering has changed in the last 10 years.  The two day conference, March 4 and 5, at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner in Boise, offers numerous opportunities to gain practical knowledge about all as