Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Letters about Literature Contest Reminder

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries is again sponsoring the Letters About Literature writing competition for Idaho. The annual competition is coordinated and funded by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Students write a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their perspective on the world. There are three competition levels:

All About the Surveys

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By Gina Persichini, Patrick Bodily, and Shirley Biladeau, ICfL Consultants

Libraries Inspiring Libraries

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The Inspiration: In October, the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners toured seven libraries in southwest Idaho.

District Libraries: 2015 Election Calendar

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In 2015, district libraries will have, at a minimum, two trustee positions open.

Public Libraries Nurture Entrepreneurship

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by Erica Compton, project coordinator

Lewiston Library Foundation receives Nonprofit Excellence Award

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Building a Dream with Dedication and Determination: The Lewiston Library Foundation was one of six organizations to receive the “Nonprofit Excellence Award” from the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

The Big Read accepting applications until January 28, 2015

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The Big Read is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs—to be held between September 2015 and June 2016. Organizations selected to participate in the Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.

Public libraries: apply to participate in Community Health Engagement program

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As part of its IMLS-funded Health Happens in Libraries program, OCLC is seeking up to five public libraries with which to collaborate to develop and implement community health activities with a local partner.

Idaho Day: March 4, 2015

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During the 2014 Legislative Session, the Legislature established an official Idaho Day, to be observed each year on March 4 with a proclamation from the governor, ceremonies, programs, and activities to honor Idaho’s heritage.