Boise School District Libraries

Boise School District Libraries are at the center of teaching and learning in our schools!

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04/06/2022

This 'Tough Topics' poster from the Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, Louisiana is a powerful reminder during National Library Week of the valuable role that libraries play in our communities and the importance of the freedom to read!

For two excellent book series for tweens and teens that tackle a variety of challenging life topics, we highly recommend the Smart Girl's Guides for tween girls (http://amgrl.co/2xpFKOg) and the Instant Help Solutions Guides for teen girls and boys (https://amgrl.co/2mcTz1A)

For two inspiring books about girls fighting against censorship in schools - both for ages 9 to 12 - we highly recommend "Ban This Book" (https://www.amightygirl.com/ban-this-book) and "Property of the Rebel Librarian" (https://www.amightygirl.com/property-of-the-rebel-librarian)

For a thought-provoking young adult novel exploring school book banning, we recommend "Suggested Reading" for ages 14 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/suggested-reading

And, for stories that celebrate the value that books bring to our lives -- and the libraries and librarians that help make them available to so many people -- visit our blog post, "35 Mighty Girl Stories about Books, Libraries, and Literacy," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11656

04/05/2022

It's National School Library Month!

Timeline photos 01/26/2022

Doing some reading in preparation for next week!

01/26/2022

South’s 2022 Teacher Mock Caldecott Committee chose Mel Fell as our winner and 6 honor books: Unspeakable: the Tulsa Race Massacre, Watercress, Inside Cat, Bear Island, Hurricane, and Wonder Walkers. We are excited for this morning’s announcement!

Reposted from @southlibrary

10/28/2021

I just let go of over 100 books that were on my TBR pile. So of course I needed some new books! First up is Cloud Cuckoo Land by @anthonydoerrwriter What's on your ?

10/26/2021

Is there anything nicer on a rainy weekend evening than finding a cozy blanket, a comfy sofa, and a good book? Boney Raitt doesn’t think so! @NorthJr.High @RicketyStitch
Reposted from @northjhslibrary

Photos from Boise School District Libraries's post 10/25/2021

VR, podcasting, lasers, [email protected] has the coolest stuff on display for staff at PLC today!

10/08/2021
10/01/2021

So excited to share one of my favorite things with my team! Librarians are all about helping people try new, exhilarating things!

This week @bsdlibraries convinced the Instructional Support team to try something new. The trapeze! Although it was intimidating, it was exhilarating as well.

For teachers, trying a new strategy or tool can sometimes feel a little intimidating. Just know that you have us to support you and cheer you on. Who knows... it might just feel exhilarating! Please reach out if you need help. We are here to support you.


Reposted from @bsd_pd

09/25/2021

Lego STEM challenge in the library! Build a house, a dinosaur, or your name...or whatever with the Legos you grab!
Reposted from @bsd.adams, follow for more pics from the Lego challenge!

09/25/2021

It was so much fun to host Vinyl Club in the @NorthJr.High library this afternoon! Members brought favorite records (and snacks!) To share with each other. Great music, great young people, and a cameo from @deborahwiles_’s great historical fiction novel, COUNTDOWN. @squishables @bsdlibraries
Reposted from @northjhslibrary

09/21/2021

A view from the library door. Talk like a Pirate . . . ARRR!
Reposted from @hawthornelibrarybsd

09/20/2021

KBAR (Kick Back And Read) in the Relaxation Station at @northjr.high . What a great way to spend a Friday! ⁠


Reposted from @northjhslibrary

09/20/2021

Oh no!

09/14/2021

September is library card sign up! 💳☑️ Head on over to one of our amazing @boisepublib locations or fill one out online today! They have such amazing resources year round.💥
Reposted from @lowell_elementary_ptsa

09/14/2021

New book days are the best days!

09/09/2021


Reposted from @hillsidejhslibrary

09/03/2021

We “stick together” to create something beautiful!
Reposted from @fjh.library

08/23/2021

We're reading stories about people from many cultures this week at the White Pine Library!

08/19/2021

Visiting the library at @frankchurch_hs

08/17/2021

A great morning of homegrown PD. Pillars training with my team @bsd_pd

lithub.com 01/28/2020

In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really.

Exciting news from 2019!

lithub.com The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallow…

01/08/2020

northjr.high

That’s right — there’s going to be another 50-book Extreme Reading Challenge for the Boise School District this year! Contact your junior high or high school librarian for more information. (Most of the categories are the same as last year, but there are more “short book” options, and a simplified journal is in the works!)

northjr.high

09/22/2019

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week starts today! Last year, 483 books were banned or challenged in libraries, schools, and universities. But we won't be left in the dark. Explore ways to spotlight censorship: https://bit.ly/2n3LqJW. 💡

08/14/2019

01/09/2018

Idaho Commission for Libraries - ICfL

Idaho Library Association is sponsoring it's Teen Video Challenge again this year! Please share this widely!

The Idaho Library Association is sponsoring this year's Teen Video Challenge from CSLP! Teens make a video using Summer 2018 theme, "Libraries Rock," promoting Summer Reading at the public library. All the details are available at http://www.idaholibraries.org/teen_video_challenge. Watch Idaho's 2017 winning video at https://www.cslpreads.org/2017-teen-video-challenge/

12/21/2017

Boise Public Library

Students tell us all their favorite things about the Taft Elementary Library

Check out this wonderful video of kids talking about the Library! Many thanks to Christian Lybrook and Taft Elementary!
Learn more about our Foundation's $17 for 2017 (or more) campaign at https://bit.ly/BoiseLibrary2017

04/27/2017

The renewed Hillcrest Elementary Library is beautiful! Thank you, volunteers, PTO, and administration!

12/22/2016

MindShift

Looking for something to read now that the break has started? Check out the audiobooks available in our library catalog: http://destiny.boiseschools.org

There's a common perception that listening doesn't require the same amount of work to reach understanding as reading does.

www.eschoolnews.com 12/17/2016

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

Yes!

www.eschoolnews.com According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” However, too often librarians are left out …

12/13/2016

Boise School District Libraries

Teachers, are you interested in a lesson/unit on spotting fake news? Ask your librarian!

www.forbes.com 12/13/2016

How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News

Teachers, are you interested in a lesson/unit on spotting fake news? Ask your librarian!

www.forbes.com Technology alone cannot solve the fake news problem – only through teaching society to be data and information literate can we improve citizens’ ability to interpret the world around them

nationaldaycalendar.com 12/12/2016

DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY – December 10

It's Dewey Decimal System Day! Visit your library and take a stroll through the stacks!

nationaldaycalendar.com DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY Dewey Decimal System Day is observed annually on December 10. December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library…

bbc.com 11/14/2016

Top authors call for school libraries to be protected - BBC News

Great article from the BBC this morning on the value of pleasure reading!

bbc.com The children's laureate and eight well-known children's authors are calling for school library services to be protected.

pennlive.com 10/25/2016

Even in the iPhone age, school librarians are a vital link to learning:

pennlive.com Librarians help students develop a drive for personal growth that will extend after their school years end.

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Boise, 83706

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Boise State Career Services Boise State Career Services
1464 W University Dr
Boise, 83725

Our focus is to assist students and alumni with career planning and job search advising. Work U information visit https://www.boisestate.edu/career/work-u/

Loyal Subject Tutoring Loyal Subject Tutoring
Boise, 83713

Math, English, and German Tutor in Boise

Young Hearts Ed Young Hearts Ed
3350 W Americana Terrace, Ste 310
Boise, 83706

Confidence in Knowledge CPR, BLS, First Aid, Pediatric training classes provide in our classrooms or at your site. Contact us for more details.

Computers for Kids - Idaho Computers for Kids - Idaho
8540 W Elisa St
Boise, 83709

We are a non-profit organization who aims to provide all students grades K-14 with a home computer.

Boise State Concurrent Enrollment Boise State Concurrent Enrollment
220 E Parkcenter Blvd
Boise, 83706

Official page for Concurrent Enrollment Program at Boise State: http://extendedstudies.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/

Idaho Real Estate School Idaho Real Estate School
1450 S Eagle Flight Way, Ste 100
Boise, 83709

Idaho Real Estate School is a state certified real estate school offering both day and night classes to satisfy all reqs for licensing in Idaho. Pre-Licensing as well as post-licensing plus Continuing Education courses for all real estate needs.

Peace Valley Charter School Peace Valley Charter School
1845 S Federal Way
Boise, 83705

Boise's only public Waldorf charter school. We serve grades K - 8, blending the standard common core of public schools with Waldorf curriculum.

Music Lesson Den Drum Studio Music Lesson Den Drum Studio
7461 S Mistyglen Ave
Boise, 83709

The Music lessons Den is located in S. W. Boise. We offer Private lessons for Drums & Percussion.

Downtown Teaching Farm Downtown Teaching Farm
W Fort St
Boise, 83702

The Downtown Teaching Farm is a collaborative project of Boise High School.

Cathy's School for Lil' Fish Cathy's School for Lil' Fish
12285 W Ginger Creek Dr
Boise, 83713

We are a family-run swimming lesson business located in Boise that has been serving families from al

St. Mary’s PTO St. Mary’s PTO
2620 W State St
Boise, 83702

St. Mary's Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization, Boise, Idaho