Boise School District Libraries

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

Operating as usual 01/28/2020

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

Exciting news from 2019! 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…



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!) #BSDReads #BSDLibraries #ReadingChallenge #XBooks



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: 💡


#librariesmatter #librariessavelives


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 Watch Idaho's 2017 winning video at


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 #17for17library


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



Looking for something to read now that the break has started? Check out the audiobooks available in our library catalog:

There's a common perception that listening doesn't require the same amount of work to reach understanding as reading does. 12/17/2016

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

Yes! 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 …


Boise School District Libraries

Teachers, are you interested in a lesson/unit on spotting fake news? Ask your librarian! 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! 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 12/12/2016


It's Dewey Decimal System Day! Visit your library and take a stroll through the stacks! 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… 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! The children's laureate and eight well-known children's authors are calling for school library services to be protected. 10/25/2016

Even in the iPhone age, school librarians are a vital link to learning: Librarians help students develop a drive for personal growth that will extend after their school years end.




Idaho Education News

Families gathered Tuesday evening at Garfield Elementary School to engage in a number of activities for the school's STEM night.


I Love Libraries

Banned Books Week starts today! Here's the list of most-challenged books from 2015 according to ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Learn more ways to get involved:


Boise School District Libraries's cover photo 08/09/2016

Boise, ID

Teachers, librarians, and staff! This is for you!

Come learn, share, and connect with educators from Idaho and beyond. Boise, ID September 24, 2016 10:00AM - 3:30PM Registration opens at 9:30AM 06/25/2016

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student... An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians. 06/07/2016

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy read by Ariana Delawari | Audiobook Sync

Looking for YA summer reads? Check out the 2 free weekly audiobook offerings from AudiobookSYNC! This story, written by a former American soldier, features an Afghan girl named Zulaikha who dreams of learning to read, marrying well, and living a p 06/02/2016

Kate DiCamillo Summer Reading Message 2016 (30 seconds)

Time to kick off your summer reading!


Timeline Photos


American Library Association

Employers look for great communicators, not gr8 communicators. #LibrariesTransform


May the Fourth be with you!

May the fourth be with you and your reading.


Something to keep in mind as you search! 04/30/2016

And the Winners Are…Global Read Aloud 2016

What will you be reading aloud this year? Surprise…a few days early, but I had to make the decision.  I have been losing sleep over which books to pick to make this the very best experience it can be for all involved.  Every year it …


Wishing you the happiest retirement, Pat and Adrienne!


Idaho Library Association

Does your school librarian deserve recognition? Idaho Library Association Awards Committee needs nominations for its annual awards!
Parents or students can nominate their school librarian, librarians can nominate each other, or you can nominate yourself!
The Committee needs 2-5 letters of recommendation in addition to the nomination, so enlist a few other people to add their thoughts.
Nominations and letters are due May 31st!

Need a scholarship for school or a conference? Apply by Tuesday, May 31st! ILA offers two $600 scholarships: Gardner Hanks Scholarship (for pursuing formal library education)
ILA Scholarship (for continuing library education activities). The awards will be presented at the 2016 ILA Conference in Idaho Falls. 04/26/2016

#CelebrateWithDE – School Library Month: Literature During School Library Month this April, Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.


Patrick Carman signing books for students at Monroe!


Happy National Library Week! Cone celebrate with your favorite librarian, book, or project!

National Library Week begins...hug your librarian!


School Library Month 2016 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

How do school libraries transform learning? School librarians across the country respond: To share how you transform learning in your school library double click anywhere on the blue butterfly background. Add a title, add some details, add a photo (if you want) and you're done!


Boise School District Libraries's cover photo 04/02/2016

Love Your Library during School Library Month Celebrate all month—or pick a day or a week—whatever your schedule allows. This calendar of activity ideas, author and ambassador quotes, and professional development links will help you along the way. Suggested Daily Activity Love Your Library: Provide students with paper hearts.... Read More ›




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Miss Sue's New Day Childcare Miss Sue's New Day Childcare
230 S.Lincoln Ave
Boise, 83338

Looking for my granddaughter. She is very very loved and missed

Boise Valley Adventist School Boise Valley Adventist School
925 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, 83713

Boise Valley Adventist School is a Seventh-Day Adventist elementary school serving Pre-K through 8th grade. We are centrally located in Boise Idaho and serve the entire Treasure Valley.

Boise State Venture College Boise State Venture College
301 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702

Boise State University's innovative Venture College brings select groups of students out of the classroom and into the heart of Idaho’s business community through entrepreneur skills training, workshops, and courses.

Absorbent Mind Child Care/Education Absorbent Mind Child Care/Education
2421 W Kootenai St
Boise, 83705

We are a in home child care facility that specializes in newborn- 3 years of age. We offer a toxic free environment, and a Montessori approach to life.

Glass Cockpit Aviation Glass Cockpit Aviation
3815 W Rickenbacker St Ste 203
Boise, 83705

The only Idaho flight school to win AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award three times.

Wilde Ving Tsun Association Wilde Ving Tsun Association
3415 N. Cole Rd Suite #104
Boise, 83704

Traditional Ip Man Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung-Fu. Sifu Jeff is certified instructor in the Ip Ching Athletic Ving Tsun Association. Sifu Jeff is under Sifu Damon Neilson, who is a personal student of Grandmaster Ip Ching.

Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies
901 N. 15th St.
Boise, 83702

The Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies, (BIBS), aspires to help people learn, understand and practice Buddhism.

Boise State English Department Boise State English Department
1910 W University Dr
Boise, 83725

Welcome to Boise State English! We are proud to foster a supportive learning and teaching community inclusive of both students and faculty. Find us at to learn more.

Shared Leadership Boise State Shared Leadership Boise State
1910 University Drive
Boise, 83725

A cross-section of Boise State’s employees participate in a two-year program exploring leadership opportunities and issues.

Northwest School of Fly Fishing Northwest School of Fly Fishing
6706 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, 83704

Dedicated to providing to the new angler and skilled angler the most up to date and accurate fly fishing information available.

The bully awareness project The bully awareness project
11483 W Fairview Ave
Boise, 83713

Jostens of Idaho - Boise Area Jostens of Idaho - Boise Area
1915 W State St, Ste 209
Boise, 83702

Your Boise area Jostens representative is Garth Quigley.