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Vol. 16 No. 7

The Scoop - July, 2020

‘Hot’ July is here and, thank goodness, so is National Ice Cream Month! While the virus continues to wreak havoc on many states and some of our Idaho communities, libraries continue to create, innovate, and originate new approaches and fresh ideas to deliver library services and reach out to the members of our communities. The July issue of The Scoop captures some of these innovative ideas (see “Featured: Re-Imagining Summer Reading” and “Library to Library: Outreach for Underserved Children”) and offers some wonderful new opportunities ( see “Kindergarten Ready Corner: Ready! for Kindergarten™ Workshop Offer” and “Tweens and Teens: Transforming Teen Services Trainings”). As usual, this newsletter is jam-packed with lots of resources, tips and tools, and even a raffle drawing! May July find you staying cool in the shade and enjoying lots of fresh air!

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Vol. 16 No. 6

The Scoop - June, 2020

Welcome to summer! Whatever June plans you have in store, we hope you can find time to read this month’s issue of The Scoop. It is packed full of information that is relevant to this crazy summer, plus reading is an appropriate socially distant activity. Find yourself a patch of shade, a cool lemonade, and celebrate the warm weather with The Scoop!

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Vol. 16 No.5

The Scoop - May, 2020

The May issue of The Scoop is full of resources for programming, summer reading, outreach, and ways to support kids and families. Many of you are beginning to reopen for limited services, and we hope you’ll contact us with your updated service status, and whether you can now receive deliveries, as we have summer reading posters and other materials to send you. See your current library status on our Covid-19 website under “Library Closures.”

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Vol. 16 No.4

The Scoop - April, 2020

Even a pandemic can’t the library youth services world down. If you are craving a bit of normalcy during strange times, check out the April edition of The Scoop. As always, we bring tips and tools to help you serve families in your community, along with a few special resources that might help while your buildings are closed. We’ve also included important info about current and upcoming ICfL programs (spoiler – we can’t mail anything out right now), and links to lots of great professional development opportunities. If you were able to join us earlier this week for a state-wide chat on virtual storytimes, we’ve included a link to the video and chat notes. Finally, the entire ICfL Youth Services staff would like to extend an invitation to anyone to connect with us one-on-one via Zoom. We can help you strategize how to serve your communities during the pandemic, or just chat – please reach out if you want to talk.

Take care, stay safe, wash your hands.


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Vol. 16 Special

The Scoop - March, 2020 (Special Edition)

Please read this special Covid-19 Edition of The Scoop, in which we’ve attempted to gather all resources, cancelations, and tips in one place, as well as notify you regarding ICfL programs.

Let’s Chat!

Your ICfL Youth Services Team will be live via Zoom on Thursday, March 19th, at 2:00 p.m. MST. We would like to invite all Idaho Youth Services library staff and School Librarians to join us for a discussion about how your library is serving families during the COVID-19 crisis, and any other topics that attendees want to discuss. Here’s the link to join the Zoom meeting:

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Vol. 16 No.3

The Scoop - March, 2020

Want some luck this St. Patrick’s Day? Make your own luck by applying for grants, checking out the options for continuing education, and picking up some tips on working with teens. Sit back, sip your green beverage of choice and enjoy the March issue of “The Scoop!” And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Vol. 16 No. 2

The Scoop - February, 2020

While old man winter is still giving us plenty of indoor reading time, we are sending you another jam-packed issue of “The Scoop.” There’s truly something for everyone in this issue! So kick back, put your slippered-feet up and get ready to soak up a ton of info.

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Vol. 16 No. 1

The Scoop - January, 2020

It’s 2020! We may not have flying cars or actual hover boards, but we do have lots of great info in the fist edition of “The Scoop” of the new year. It might be winter, but the folks at ICfL are already panning for spring and summer: get the latest Summer Reading news, apply for grants to improve your library and offer Summer STEM programs, and learn about ALL the upcoming training and professional development opportunities in the next few months. 2020 is going to be awesome. It’s going to be amazing. It’s going to be BUSY, so open “The Scoop” and start planning!

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