ICfL staff members have had their eyes out for relevant stories, tools, and tricks so you don’t have to. We hope you find these resources useful and inspiring. Enjoy!



Programming Ideas


Now that most graduations have come and gone, what are graduates in your community up to? Here are some tips from NPR’s Life Kit that might help with their next adventure.


Digital literacy for adults

  • Techboomers.com is a free educational website that aims to improve the quality of life for older adults and other inexperienced technology users by empowering them to learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications. Techboomers provides three main services: 
    • Introducing users to trusted new websites and Internet-based applications
    • Providing free video and article tutorials in a language suited to those who may not be the most tech-savvy.
    • Keeping users informed of important news and information about their favorite products 
  • Sign up for Tech-Talk  a weekly, technology-focused e-newsletter for Idaho library staff delivered to your email box. Each issues is full of tips and tricks you might pass along to your non-techie community members. Your subscription entitles you to a collection of 1000+ articles and how-to-videos.
  • Goodwill Community Foundation’s GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactive and games, completely free.