Upcoming Training

RTM Rendezvous Registration – Now Open!

Read to Me offers a two-day training, with a focus on early literacy topics, for youth services staff every other year (public and school). This year the training is November 6 and November 7, 2019, in Boise at the Oxford Suites.

Day 1: Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer will present a full day on library service to diverse populations.
Day 2: Early STEM is Early Literacy, new Kindergarten Readiness resources/tools, Creative Community Partnership showcase and networking, and “Collect, Connect, Act” next steps activity.

Event registration info:

Who: Idaho library staff and trustees (public, school, and community libraries), two staff per library branch
Cost: There is no charge for the workshop. Lodging is provided and travel is reimbursed for those who meet eligibility requirements.
Use our new Travel Eligibility and Reimbursement worksheet to calculate costs and reimbursement

Registration is open until October 24, 2019.

Register Here

Past Read to Me Trainings

Read to Me Spring Training, 2019 (Pocatello, Boise, Moscow)

Non-ICfL Presenters/Resources:

  • Kindergarten Readiness Grantee Presenters:
    • Franklin County District Library – Teresa Rasmussen
    • Meridian Library District – Megan Egbert
    • Kuna Library District – Glenna Rasmussen
    • Coeur d’Alene Public Library – Char Beach
  • Treasure Valley Youth Services (TVYS) Network group –
  • Discovery Center of Idaho/National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE):

Storytime Fundamentals Training, January 2018

Read to Me Rendezvous Presentation and Handouts, November 2017


Lapsit Program – Infant Storytime by Julie Patricia:

Serving Homeschoolers at the Library by Travis Porter

Introduction to Early Literacy Skills by Staci Shaw & Tammy Hawley-House

Outcomes-Based Measurement, Program Evaluation & Grant Writing Tips by Patrick Bodily, Megan Egbert & Krisitna Taylor:

STEM and Beginning Readers: How math and science activities support the development of literacy by Sesha Hammond

List of all Presenters/Panelists, Agency Name & Contact Info

From the Youth Services Fall Training, October 2013

The following are handouts and chart notes from each Summer Reading workshop:

Coeur d’Alene, October 18, 2013

Boise, October 22, 2013

Pocatello, October 25, 2013

Some helpful websites that were shared:

Science Bob: www.sciencebob.com: Easy experiments, science fair ideas, videos and more.
Steve Spangler Science: www.stevespanglerscience.com: Library of hands-on science experiments, science fair projects, professional
demonstrations, and science videos.

From the Read to Me Spring Meeting, March 5 – 6, 2012


Looking for more ICfL Continuing Education opportunities? Check out the Youth Services Sequence in Library Learning Online, the ABLE Courses for library basics, or webinars and online courses from our learning partners.