There are many children and teens that do not participate in summer library programs because they are not aware of the opportunity or because they are not able to get to the library during the summer. This program allows librarians to reach out to kids in the community where they already are, and encourage them to continue reading over the summer months
Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and priority will be given to libraries who will track the number of children (birth to 18) who read a minimum of 10 books or 10 hours. See more information about this component.
Due to the popularity of several of our outreach programs and the increased demand for paperback books in support of these programs, we are unable to support a “Little Libraries” model. For those libraries or communities seeking additional sources of free or discounted paperback books, we have compiled a vetted list of potential sources for you to explore. Check it out: “Sources of Free/Discounted Books“
For more information, contact Kristina.
This program is brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and was made possible, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.