Summer Learning Workshops

The ICfL is hosting six regional Summer Learning Workshops around the state in February and March. Each workshop will be 4-hours long and will be designed to help you connect and collaborate with colleagues in your area. The workshops are free and registration is required. Both public and school library staff are invited to register for a workshop in your geographic area. Travel will not be reimbursed for these events and a light lunch or refreshments will be provided.

Workshop Goals:

  • Foster connections and communication between libraries that are geographically close (including both public and school libraries)
  • Share regional resources
  • Provide training on research-based best practices for summer learning
  • Engaging in planning activities for the summer
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Six Regional Workshops

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North Idaho

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Coeur d’Alene Public Library

Audience:

Public and school libraries in north Idaho

Registration closed on Feb. 22.

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North Central Idaho

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lewiston City Library

Audience:

ValNet libraries and other public and school libraries in north central Idaho

Registration closed on Feb. 22.

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Valley Mountain

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Payette Public Library

Audience:

VMLC and smaller libraries and schools that are adjacent to the Treasure Valley

Registration closed on Feb. 19.

Treasure Valley

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: The ICfL River Room

Audience:

Libraries and schools in the Treasure Valley

Registration closed on Feb. 8.

Magic Valley

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Herrett Center

Audience:

Magic Valley and adjacent libraries and schools

Registration closed on Feb. 13.

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East Idaho

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Springhill Suites in Idaho Falls

Audience:

Public and school libraries in eastern Idaho

Registration closed on Feb. 13.

FAQ’s

Q: How many people from my library can attend a workshop?
A: There is no limit, but everyone needs to register before the workshop.

Q: Which workshop should I attend?
A: You should attend the workshop that is closest to your library or (in the case of Treasure Valley libraries) the workshop with the community that is closest to your own.

Q: Will travel be reimbursed?
A: Sorry, we do not reimburse travel for regional trainings or events like this.

Q: Will there be a workshop in my area next year?
A: YES! If you have specific feedback about a preferred date, time, or location, let Jennifer know!

Do you have more questions? Email Jennifer: jennifer.redford@libraries.idaho.gov.

Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4147
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