Congratulations 2020-2021 Mini-Grant Recipients!
Elementary school libraries play a vital role in ensuring Idaho children develop strong literacy skills, starting in the earliest grades. Unfortunately, many Idaho elementary schools haven’t had the resources to allow children in developmental preschool programs, kindergarten, and even first grade to check out books to take home. The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is offering mini-grants to schools to help increase access to books.
In the 20-21 school year, teachers and librarians are connecting with students in a variety of combinations of in-person and remote learning. School staff is working hard to educate students and provide the support needed for success, and it is more important than ever for students to have fingertip access to lots of engaging reading material. The school library plays an important role in providing access, since it is one place all students can count on to find books to take home.
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