Keeping up on library youth services

Summer Reading sun

Want to stay informed about library youth services in Idaho? Check out these sources:

ICfL Website
- Summer Reading:
- Read to Me:
- Tweens and Teens:

The Scoop, a bimonthly youth services newsletter published by Idaho Commission for Libraries: Deadlines, program opportunities, and important announcements are included in the Scoop every other week. Check out past issues or subscribe to The Scoop email list at

LibIdaho, Idaho Library Association’s listserv: Deadlines and final report information are posted on this listserv several times throughout the year. If you are not yet a subscriber, sign up today at

2011 Summer Reading program

This was a great year! Here are some highlights from the Summer Reading Program (SRP) Reports:

  • 71,423 kids participated, an increase of about 2,000 from 2010.
  • 99 libraries offered SRPs for kids who are not yet school age
  • 105 offered programs for elementary-age kids
  • 101 offered programs for teens/tweens
  • 108 libraries visited schools in the spring to promote summer reading

 For more information on the Summer Reading Program visit:

Teen Read Week (TRW) a Hit!

Here are some numbers compiled from the Teen Read Week (TRW) Final Reports:

  • 22 public school libraries held TRW events
  • 30 public libraries held TRW events
  • 11 libraries reported being first-time participants in TRW
  • Approximately 4,250 tweens and teens attended TRW events (up from 2,500 in 2010
  • 35 libraries participated in the Picture It With Posters opportunity and submitted 56 poster/essay projects. Check out their projects at

 For more information about Teen Read Week visit: