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Vol. 18 No. 12

The Scoop - December, 2022

There’s no gaslighting in this issue of The Scoop! We are sentient of the needs of our readers, and this loamy issue contains great resources for librarians, oligarchs, and maybe even the Queen Consort. Even if you are in goblin mode you will enjoy learning about the hottest books for teens, how to access no-cost continuing education in the metaverse, and upcoming events to codify on your calendar. Be sure to join us on December 30 to “bid adieu to 22,” and vote for your favorite Word of the Year! #ISTandWithTheScoop

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Vol. 18 No. 11

The Scoop - November, 2022

Snow has finally arrived in the Treasure Valley, and has probably been with many of you for a while now.  Good thing there’s a big edition of The Scoop here to settle in with on a cold November day!  Grab your pumpkin spice beverage of choice and read about fun adventures of Idaho librarians, and ideas for fun adventures to plan.


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Vol. 18 No. 10

The Scoop - October, 2022

Well, it’s an unusually warm October across much of Idaho and I’d like to say it’s an unusually long issue of The Scoop, but we all know that’s not true! We just can’t help ourselves and want to share all the great library info, tips, opportunities, and news we hear about here in Idaho and happening throughout the country: ILA Conference and Annual Awards, more ESSER Grants, training opportunities, Welcoming Libraries Grant, and much, much more! So, while it may not be time to snuggle up next to the fire just yet, perhaps grab yourself a tall glass of iced tea and read on folks!

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Vol. 18 No. 9

The Scoop - September, 2022

Surprise! It’s September! It doesn’t feel like fall, but it does feel like a new season here at the ICfL. Check out this edition of The Scoop to learn about ALL the new programs and projects that we have been working on to help you support children and families in your communities. Seriously, it’s a lot. Enjoy!

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Vol. 18 No. 8

The Scoop - August, 2022

As summer programs are winding down and libraries are planning for fall programs, take a moment to peruse this month’s issue of The Scoop. You’ll find upcoming book releases from some favorite authors, no-cost professional development opportunities, grant opportunities to fund your awesome project ideas, and programming resources for Idaho Family Reading Week, STEM, and many more. And remember to submit your library’s summer reading report by September 15! 😊

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Vol. 18 No. 7

The Scoop - July, 2022

“Deep breath. The fireworks are done waking you up in the night (hopefully) and your corn was knee high by the 4th of July. You’re almost there! Halfway through summer (halfway through summer reading programs for some of you!)…and halfway through 2022. Ready for a reset? Time to recharge and start on something new and exciting at your library? We’ve got you covered. This issue of The Scoop has loads of exciting info on the Fall 2022 Idaho Family Reading Week theme/resources, new (and old) grant opportunities (Connecting Communities & K Ready), and new training/growth opportunities (WILD About Early Learners & STEM Equity Pilot Project). Serve yourself an ice cold treat for National Ice Cream Month and read on!”

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Vol. 18 No. 6

The Scoop - June, 2022

Happy Summer! In honor of summer, please enjoy this mini-edition of The Scoop. Fun-sized, if you will. Whether you are heading into summer break or summer reading, we hope you will find something good fitted into these few pages.

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Vol. 18 No. 5

The Scoop - May, 2022

May. M. A. Y. Three short letters. And yet it is one of the busiest months of the year. Idaho’s wonderful school librarians are wrapping things up while the public librarians are ramping up as they get ready for summer reading and learning programs. Here at the ICfL we are spending the last of our budget from this year and preparing and planning for next year. This month’s edition of The Scoop has a little bit of looking back – from IBOB tournaments to reports from libraries – and a little bit of looking forward – including some big grants in the works. For those of you looking forward to a little down time this summer – we hope you enjoy every minute! For those of you getting ready for summer reading – best of luck!

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