Idaho Family Reading Week

2018 Theme:

"Find It at the Library"
November 11-17, 2018

An annual statewide celebration of family reading with a focus on the various resources libraries have available for families.  Events can be held anytime in the month of November as long as your library applies 4 weeks in advance.

If your publicly-funded school or public library is holding at least one event celebrating family, literacy, and community during the month of November for Idaho Family Reading Week, you may register to receive paperback books and additional literacy resources for the children and families you serve.  

Program reqistration is open September 1st -  October 31st 2018.

An overview of last year's Idaho Family Reading Week theme of "Tell Me a Tale":

Family Reading Week illustration

Participating libraries will receive:

  • Paperback folktale books for the children and families you serve
  • 5-6 hardcover multicultural folktale books for your organization
  • Online access to the additional program resources, such as promotional posters, storytime outlines, parent & teacher resources, booklists/bookmarks, and activity ideas (see below).

Program Requirements:

By applying for the Idaho Family Reading Week program, the library agrees to:

  • host at least 1 family reading event by November 30, 2017 (event does NOT have to be Nov 12-18 only)
  • post at least 1 event photo to library or ICfL social media
  • submit a summary event report including numbers served, narrative responses and program/resource feedback by December 15, 2017 - find summary form here:

Downloadable Resources:

Storytime Outlines:
Promotional Materials:
Activities/Additional Resources:
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Questions?  Contact Read To Me Project Coordinator, Kristina Taylor, at (208) 639-4136 or  

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