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Idaho Commission for Libraries

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • People with Disabilities


325 West State StreetBoise, ID 83702 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Idaho Commission assists libraries to build the capacity to better serve their communities.


A few examples of how The Idaho Commission for Libraries helps build the capacity of Idaho Libraries are the following services:

Talking Book Service provides free audio and Braille books and magazines and the necessary playback equipment, for Idahoans of all ages who are unable to read standard print materials.

The Read to Me program supports early childhood literacy with a variety of projects such as "First Book", "Jumpstart Kindergarten", "Summer Reading", "Family Reading Week" and so much more.

Teen programs help inspire teens to go on to be life long readers and learners.

Lili (Libraries Linking Idaho) is a group of projects and services that bring networked library service to the residents of Idaho. Idahoans will be familiar with the LiLI Portal where users can search the statewide library catalog, read magazine and newspaper articles, and even find auto-repair help. In addition to those statewide services, LiLI fosters collaboration among libraries for interlibrary sharing, keeping up with technology trends, and developing cooperative services among libraries.


Would you recommend Idaho Commission for Libraries?
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by Brianne M. from Boise, ID (May 26, 2014)
This is a small, but tight knit organization. I've enjoyed working with Sheila and the Idaho Commission for Libraries in general.
by Donna O. (July 13, 2013)
I volunteer 2 days a week, as a monitor for two different narrators.It's very interesting,I get to read books I might not otherwise see. Monitoring is challenging but lots of fun too. The Volunteer coordinator, Sheila is the best!

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