Idaho Family Reading Week

IFRW 22Idaho Family Reading Week is an annual celebration of literacy sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. During the week, families are encouraged to read together and to connect with libraries in their communities to explore all the resources available for early literacy.

This year, Idaho Family Reading Week is November 7-13, and the theme is "Wild Wonders," highlighting the amazing wildlife and beautiful places we have in our state. We’re offering a wide variety of programs and activities at all our Library locations connected to this theme, and we also have a reading and activity challenge for families to complete together. We hope you’ll join us in the celebration of Idaho Family Reading Week!

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Programs and Events

We’ll feature “Wild Wonders” in some of our weekly ongoing programs, and we’ve also added some special programs throughout Idaho Family Reading Week.

Special Visitors at Weekly Programs

  • Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. - Therapy dogs will be joining the Family Storytime at the Library! at Bown Crossing.
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 4 p.m. - A presenter from 4H will be joining the School Age Fun program at the Library! at Bown Crossing to discuss mammal tracks and skulls along with how to identify them.

Featured Programs and Events

  • Monday, November 7 at 6 p.m. - Zoo Boise will be coming to the Main Library.
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. - Meet Little Foot, a therapy tortoise, at the Library! at Collister.
  • Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. – “Sink or Swim: Salmon and the River of Life” at the Library! at Cole & Ustick.
  • Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.  - Zoo Boise will be coming to the Library! at Hillcrest.
  • Saturday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. - The Library! at Bown Crossing will have an additional Family Storytime.

Reading Challenge and Activities

Complete our reading and activities challenge with your family for a chance to win a prize! Read together or complete an activity from our list for 7 days to finish the challenge. Mark your progress on Beanstack at boisepubliclibrary.beanstack.org or visit any Library location to pick up a paper tracker. If you’re tracking your progress on paper, make sure to bring the tracker back to the Library by November 20 to be entered into our prize drawing.

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Phone: (208) 972-8200
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TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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