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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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Vol. 18 No. 4

The Scoop - April, 2022

Spring has sprung, and as libraries begin coming out of pandemic and winter hibernation, this issue of The Scoop will help plant ideas, cultivate resources, and provide the tools you need to plan, fund, partner and promote warm-weather in-person programs for children of all ages.

  • Feature story: Read to Me Rendezvous
  • Other features: Boise, Middleton and Weiser Libraries; Summer Summit for School Librarians; Outreach Programs; New Releases from Favorite Authors
  • And much more!

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Vol. 18 No. 3

The Scoop - March, 2022

Welcome to March: the month that should be spring but isn’t yet. While waiting for warm weather, we can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, peruse seed catalogs, put away skis and boards for the season, and use the Scoop to plan for spring and summer (reading).


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Vol. 18 No. 2

The Scoop - February, 2022

It’s February’s issue of The Scoop! – think Read to Me Rendezvous training (yes, finally!), think Teen Connection Kits, think YMA’s, think Family Reading Week theme announcement….think of the glorious grants (School Library Access Grants are open) and programs (Jump Start Kindergarten requests are open) you can plan and create from the comfort of your cozy library. Now’s the time and this is the place to do it, find it, dream it. Enjoy this month’s newsletter and dream of spring!

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Vol. 18 No. 1

The Scoop - January, 2022

Happy New Year! Did you know that we are entering the 18th year of bringing you The Scoop? It’s true! If The Scoop were a person, it could vote. This month’s edition includes information about upcoming grants, a look at how Idaho libraries celebrated Family Reading Week, and an update on our Libraries & Laundromats program. Enjoy!

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Vol. 17 No. 12

The Scoop - December, 2021

This is the last issue of “The Scoop” for 2021, and it’s been quite the year! See the Teens Top 10 Books List, get ready for the Youth Media Awards, get some ideas for making the most of your IDEA and/or e-books collection, and make sure your library’s Book Challenge Policy is up-to-date. We’d love for you to join us on December 30 to bring in the new year with “We’re Done With 21!” And we’ll see YOU in ’22!

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