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Survival Guide for Idaho Librarians: Programming

A quick-start ready reference source for the accidental public library director or school librarian in Idaho


Outreach:  Or, Meeting the Customer Where They Are

Blog:  Outreach Librarian

Blog:  Programming Librarian

Special Populations:  Or, Here's What I Need ...

Programs sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries
Midlife Adults

Talking Book Service

Underserved Programs

ELL @ Your Library

STEM:  Have fun with math and science

My First Books


Summer Reading:  Or, Beating the Summer Slide

Idaho Commission for Libraries Resources for Summer Reading

Did you know? Kids who do not continue reading over the summer can lose up to two months of the reading gains they achieved during the school year. This especially affects low-income children. Almost all Idaho libraries and branches offer some type of summer reading program to help keep the children in their communities reading during the summer months.

Currently Idaho does not have a statewide summer reading program. Each library designs, implements, and funds its own program to meet the needs of its community. Summer reading programs are often referred to as “SRP” in ICfL communications. To find out more about summer reading programs click on the attachment below.

Youth Services:  Or, Learning ... Babies to Young Adults

Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE):  Online, self-directed courses on youth services

Idaho Make It - Maker-spaces programs

Teens and Technology Course Archives

Blog:  Youth Services Corner

StoryBlocks - Songs and Rhymes that Build Readers by the Colorado Libraries for Early Learning

Skill Building for Story Time - Colorado Libraries for Early Learning

Early Literacy Resources from Saroj Ghoting