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!
- August is American Artist Appreciation Month
- August is National Golf Month
- August 9 is Book Lovers Day
- August 13 is International Left Handers Day
- Labor Day is September 5
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day is 19 September
- World Peace Day is 21 September
- Banned Books Week is September 18-24
- Deaf Awareness Week is September 19-25
- Library Card Sign-up Month
- National Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15
- LGBTQ History Month
- Filipino American History Month
- Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- International Day of Older Persons is October 1
- Indigenous Peoples’ Day is October 10
- National Friends of the Library Week is October 16-22
- Halloween is October 31
- Funding opportunity from Hive Mechanic – We are recruiting 25+ libraries to become hubs for making outdoor games and interactive stories — using your local history, community voices, and neighborhood landmarks. This is a 2022-23 initiative, thanks to an IMLS grant. Deadline is August 15th.
- Meridian Library District is making fidget quilts and looking for volunteers to help sew them for senior living communities in Meridian. These lap-sized blankets provide tactile stimulation and calming activities for people experiencing challenges with cognitive change or dementia.Quilt supplies are made possible by Project Neighborly and the Idaho Community Foundation.
- Twin Falls Public Library hosted a flower arranging workshop