Cache Valley Library Association

December Events

Jan Brett!

Hello CVLA Members,

As you (hopefully) have all heard by now, our Cache Valley Library Association will be hosting Jan Brett during her book tour. The event will be held at Mount Logan Middle School on Dec. 11 at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome! You can see more about this event in the description below.

We need your input!

  • Library Hero Award - Nominations are being accepted through Dec. 18th. We only have a few nominations so far for this award and we KNOW that there are some stellar librarians and library supporters in both our organization and in the valley. Now is the time to recognize their efforts. Please send your nominations in to or visit this link to submit your nomination.
  • CVLA Executive Committee ballot for 2016 has been sent to each CVLA member with a current email address on file. Please check your email for the link to your ballot. If you haven't received one or have any problems, please let us know. Contact Liz Woolcott at or call 435-797-9458. The poll closes on Dec. 15th at 11:59pm, so get your vote in!

For Your Information

  • The ALA Washington Office released a request for members to contact their representatives to help support the Every Student Succeeds Act which will be voted on this week. Please see below for more information about this act, its impact, and what you can do to support it.
  • The USU Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education is having a Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale Fundraiser from Dec. 1-5. They will donate all the books they receive to schools and charities. Please see this link for more information.



CVLA President

Jan Brett Book Tour and Signing - Mount Logan Middle School

Friday, Dec. 11th, 6pm

875 North 200 East

Logan, UT

On Dec. 11, CVLA will host Jan Brett during her book tour promoting her latest work, The Turnip.The event will take place at Mount Logan Middle School. Ms. Brett will give a demonstration of her illustration techniques, and will sign copies of her books, which will be sold on-site by The King’s English Bookshop from Salt Lake City.

See the Facebook event page for more details

School Libraries are in!

From the ALA Washington Office:

After years of needing reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), we are on the cusp of getting it. The final language of the Every Student Succeeds Act has been released and school libraries are included in many important ways!

But we’re not there yet!

The House is scheduled to vote on the Every Student Succeeds Act later this week and passage is most definitely not guaranteed. Please take a moment to take two vital actions:

  1. Contact your Representative to let them know how essential this bill is to our children’s education and futures.
  2. Contact absolutely everyone you know and ask them to do the same thing.

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An overview of the library provisions found in the Every Student Succeeds Act can be found here.

Talking points

  • Vote Yes on the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report.
  • School libraries are critical to our children’s future and the Conference Report includes critical language to support effective school library programs.
  • This language is historic: For the first time in half a century Congress has underscored the importance of effective school library programs by expressly including them in multiple parts of this watershed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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Cache Valley Library Association

A regional association open to anyone interested in library services in the Cache Valley area of northern Utah and southeastern Idaho.

President: Liz Woolcott (USU Merrill-Cazier Library)
Vice President: JaDene Denniston (Mountainside Elementary Media Center)
Past President: Joseph N. Anderson (Logan Library)
Secretary: Karen Bowling (Smithfield Public Library)
Member at Large (Academic): Dory Cochran (USU Merrill-Cazier Library)
Member at Large (Public): Shawn Bliss (Cache/Rich Bookmobile)
Member at Large (School): Shay Woodruff-Walton (Logan High Media Center)