PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS –
Learn How to Design for the Web with Library’s New Treehouse Service
Boise Public Library Announces New DIY Learning Service
(Boise, ID – December 8, 2014) Aspiring web developers and designers now have a new resource for achieving their goals. All they need is a Boise Public Library card and the Library’s new Treehouse™ service. The online video and interactive learning platform teaches people how to design and develop websites and mobile apps.
Projects are taught through a combination of short videos, code challenges, and quizzes. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, Wordpress development and design, and various programming languages, including HTML, CSS, PHP and Ruby.
Interested in learning more? Check out Treehouse at www.BoisePublicLibrary.org/Treehouse, or, connect with library staff: call 384-4076, email email@example.com or stop by one of our libraries to chat. The Main Library is located at 715 S. Capitol Blvd.; the Library! at Cole & Ustick is at 7557 W. Ustick Rd.; the Library! at Collister is at 4724 W. State St.; and the Library! at Hillcrest at 5246 W. Overland Rd.
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Media Contact: Lindsay Zamara, Electronic Resources Librarian, Boise Public Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 384-4076 or 384-4442
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
of the Boise Public Library Regular Board Meeting
Due to the lack of a quorum, the regular board meeting on December 3, 2014, has been canceled.
For any questions, contact the Library Director’s office at 384-4238.
Linda Ugrin, Library Administrative Secretary
Boise Public Library
208-384-4238 or email@example.com
Boise Library’s Digital Airport Branch Opens
Selected Library Services Now Available at Gate B16
(Boise, ID – September 10, 2014) Boise Public Library and the Boise Airport celebrated the grand opening of a new digital library branch at the airport on Wednesday, September 10. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening at 11:00 a.m., with Mayor David Bieter, Airport Commission Vice Chair Bill Conners, Library Board of Trustees President Margo Healy, Library Director Kevin Booe and Boise City IT Chief Information Officer Garry Beatty doing the honors.
The new branch is located at Gate 16 in the middle of the busy B Concourse. Six 23-inch touch-screen PCs offer access to selected library services. There’s also a reading and study area with lounge seating, three laptop carrels for passenger devices and multiple charging stations. Boise Airport offers free WiFi throughout its facility.
Airport Director Rebecca Hupp was in the Philadelphia airport this spring and saw the digital library there. She brought the idea back to Boise, to the delight of Library Director Kevin Booe.
“It’s a perfect partnership,” said Booe. “Waiting passengers can use Library PCs to check email, do some research, or read our online magazines. Our children’s ebooks are perfect for entertaining small children. And if you live in Boise and forgot to download something for your flight, you can get a temporary library card here and use it to download an ebook, a magazine or some music before you leave.”
“The Library is a wonderful resource for the citizens of Boise and BOI’s digital library will be one of the first in the country,” said Hupp. “We are very fortunate to be able to partner with the Library to offer this amenity to travelers. This project is part of our ongoing effort to make the Airport more reflective of the community we serve. We expect the digital library to be very popular with passengers.“
Of the six PCs, one is devoted completely to children’s ebooks,. Kids can watch, listen and read animated picture books on the PC monitor through the Library’s popular TumbleBook Library service. Two PCs are preloaded with digital magazines, with complete, full-color content that updates monthly. Two more PCs offer filtered web browsing.
The sixth PC offers information about Boise and about Library services. These include City of Boise FAQs, local news and weather, the Library’s online catalog and tutorials on downloading ebooks and music to personal devices. Boise residents can also get a temporary library card, which can be used immediately for download services and streaming music.
The new branch is one of only a small number of airport/library collaborations in the U.S. The cost, under $25,000, came out of the Library’s existing budget.
To learn more about Boise Public Library, visit www.boisepubliclibrary.org. For information about the Boise Airport, visit http://www.iflyboise.com/. The Boise Public Library system also includes four full-service libraries—the Main Library at 715 South Capitol Boulevard; the Library! at Cole & Ustick at 7557 West Ustick Road; the Library! at Collister at 4724 West State Street; and the Library! at Hillcrest at 5246 West Overland Road.
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Notice of Library Closure
All locations of of the Boise Public Library will be closed:
Monday, Februrary 16, 2014, for Presidents' Day.
Notice of Boise Public Library Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
The next regular meeting of the Boise Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m. in the Marion Bingham Room at the Main Library located at 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho, 83702.
Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above-noticed meeting should contact the Library Director no later than three days prior to the meeting in the administration office at 384-4238.
See link to agenda…
Media Contact for Board-related inquiries:
Library Administrative Secretary
Boise Public Library