Hello, Adult Services folks!
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!
- March 13 through April 15 is Deaf History Month,
- Deaf History Facts
- Deaf History Month and ASL
- By the Number: Deaf History and Culture gives the 411 on Deaf history and libraries: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2021/03/01/by-the-numbers-deaf-history-and-culture/.
- April is Financial Literacy Month – in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach citizens how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
- National Library Week April 4-10th – is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States, typically during the second full week of April, which is also School Library Month. National Library Workers Day (Tuesday, April 6, this year), National Bookmobile Day, and Support Teen Literature Day (Thursday, April 8, this year) all occur during National Library Week.
- All Idaho residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine starting April 5th. You can learn more about Idaho’s COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-registration System by visiting: https://covidvaccine.idaho.gov/.
- It is important for those getting the COVID-19 vaccine to not lose their card. Consider laminating them for community members https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/vaccine-card
- Bring the National Museum of Natural History’s exhibits to your community through free, print-on-demand exhibition toolkits, which contain graphic panels and additional resources. Designed to be flexible and adaptable, DiY exhibits can be easily installed in any type of location, including libraries!
- Birdwatching Backpacks from the Penticton Public Library – Amongst the items in the backpack are a pair of binoculars, several pocket guides to birding, a copy of “Best Places to Bird in British Columbia,” and a laminated guide with birding tips. What would you put in a birdwatching backpack for your library?
- Aging Connected is a new national campaign to bring one million older adults online. Online Adults Technology Services (OATS) is a national leader in crafting programs that meet the needs of seniors to use technology for a more connected, happier, healthier life. OATS has given seniors new options and abilities to participate in today’s world. Read the OATS Aging Connected report about the connectivity crisis for older adults. OATS is a service of AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.
- NPR Life Kit Employment 101 – Wherever you are in your career, being part of the labor force during the COVID-19 pandemic has been very … laborious. For many Americans, finding work these days takes a lot more time and effort than ever before. Life Kit is here to help! As part of our Career Week series, we have information on landing a good gig after college, asking for — and finally getting! — a raise, and even learning how to quit your job the right way.