Ice Cream is ALWAYS a treat this time of year. The cancellation of Huckleberry Festival by the Donnelly Chamber, was followed by my immediate fear that no Huckleberry Festival means no huckleberry ice cream at the Stinker Station. (Side note: no fear I called Stinker Station and they are carrying huckleberry ice cream even if Huckleberry Festival is cancelled. If you have not tried it make it part of your August plans. Stinker Station 119 East Roseberry Road, Donnelly, ID It is delicious!) I love ice cream. I also like being part of the Scoop.
‘Hot’ July is here and, thank goodness, so is National Ice Cream Month! While the virus continues to wreak havoc on many states and some of our Idaho communities, libraries continue to create, innovate, and originate new approaches and fresh ideas to deliver library services and reach out to the members of our communities. The July issue of The Scoop captures some of these innovative ideas (see “Featured: Re-Imagining Summer Reading” and “Library to Library: Outreach for Underserved Children”) and offers some wonderful new opportunities ( see “Kindergarten Ready Corner: Ready! for Kindergarten™ Workshop Offer” and “Tweens and Teens: Transforming Teen Services Trainings”). As usual, this newsletter is jam-packed with lots of resources, tips and tools, and even a raffle drawing! May July find you staying cool in the shade and enjoying lots of fresh air! THE SCOOP
The Scoop is a Statewide publication that is distributed among all the libraries in Idaho. This month our library was featured. Not because we know the secrets regarding the yummiest ice cream, but because of our Coding Club.
Kudos to the Donnelly Public Library District for Girls (& Boys) Who Code Program Roll Out!Original Kudos from Holly Jackson, Director, Portneuf District Library:“Shout out to the Donnelly Library for being spotlighted in the Girls Who Code presentation at ALA virtual! It was great to hear Idaho touted as the main example for this presentation. Sherry, you’re doing a fantastic job and representing Idaho on the national stage!”Response from Sherry Scheline,Director, Donnelly Public Library:“Thank you for all the really incredible emails today. I am very proud of our library. I am continually advocating for a minority population in the United States that is overlooked and that is rural communities. Access for rural populations is so important. We had boys included in Girls WhoCode(GWC), because it was their only opportunity in our community.I love the inclusion mission of Girls Who Code.The heart of their mission is to support the underserved.GWC is leading the way in closing the gender gap.They, however,did not hesitate for us to include boyswhen presented with the idea of our rural community. I appreciate their stance on LGBTQ inclusion.Raising a black child,I also am very aware of racial inclusion and the importance: not just as a policy, but as a visual.I love that GWCcontinually use images of diversity to market their program. On a personal level, I love that my child sees successful individuals in STEM, his own age and a great representation of POC (People of Color.)I know that inclusion is not the only reason your libraries choose programs, but I do think it should be among the reasons.Access is important. Access to books, technology, education, information and so much more. The Library is the access point. Thank you all for the many congratulations today and the shout-outs.”-Sherry Scheline
Watch this info. to go session to know how we used Girls Who Code.