Media Lending Library

The following titles may be borrowed by residents of Idaho at no cost. Three items may be checked out at a time.
To request a title, click on the checkbox.
Complete the information section at the bottom of this page, and click "Submit Order."
Items are loaned for 3 weeks. Your only cost is return postage. Limit: 3 items checked out at one time. If you request more than three titles, please indicate preferred order of receipt in the "Special Instructions" box.

KEY TO LEVELS:
P=Primary; I=Intermediate; J=Jr. High; H=High School; A=Adult;

Videos, CDs and DVDs
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  Title (Length)  --  Description Level
VHS

DVD
Amazing Machines of the Forest Products Industry (32 min)
Close-up views of everything from feller-bunchers and debarkers to logging trucks and stackers.
PI
VHS

DVD
Whistlepunks & Sliverpickers (30 min)
Take a video field trip to the forest with big rigs, fast machines and the men and women who drive them.
PI
VHS

DVD
That's How We Build a House (27 min)
See a house built from the ground up. Watch surveyors, architects, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, bricklayers and others work! Closed captioned.
PI
DVD
The Big Renovation (50 min)  
Get ready to build! Meet the architect, the contractor and other workers. Go to the sawmill. You’ll even learn about termites!
PI
VHS

DVD
HOUSE. A Child's Guide to the Origins of Everyday Stuff (9 min)
A tree's story of growing in the woods, traveling to the mill and job site, and becoming part of a new house.
PI
Elwood Elk (12 min DVD)  
Join Elwood and his friends as they teach about invasive species. From the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign.
PI
DVD
Lenny the Lumberjack (50 min)
Lenny, a Canadian logger, takes you through a day of trees, big rigs, and thoughts about forest management.
I
Billy B Sings About Trees (50 min CD)
Songs written and performed by Billy Brennan, who educates through music, dance and audience participation. All 19 songs integrate with Project Learning Tree activities.
PIJ
PLT Energy & Society Kit (DVD)
Kit contains Energy & Society DVD of songs and dances (with instruction), teaching posters and Project Learning Tree activities. Move students from potential to kinetic energy, while they learn!
PIJ
Making Paper: From the Mill to the Classroom (8.5 min. DVD. All ages)
How to make paper in the classroom--with parallels to the industrial process. (Also in our Paper Making Lending Kit)
Online Videos-
PIJHA
VHS

DVD
Paper: The Movie (14 min)
A fun-filled look at the ways paper has influenced society, past and present. (Also in our Paper Making Lending Kit.)
IJ
DVD
Papermaking video compilation. Includes these 4-minute videos for all ages:
1) The Paper Trail, Overview of the history of paper. 2) Modern Papermaking, An overview of the industrial paper making process. 3) Recycling: Lost and Found, An overview of the industrial paper recycling process. Also in our Paper Making Lending Kit.
IJHA
DVD
Making Paper Products in Idaho (Look to the Forest). (DVD)
1) The Making of Pulp (5:30) 2) Paperboard Mill (4:20) 3) Tissue Products Mill (5:25).
Shows the process of making pulp and paper at the Clearwater Paper mill in Lewiston, Idaho.
Online video
IJHA
DVD
Bill Nye the Science Guy: FORESTS (18 min. DVD - Closed Captioned)
Follow Bill Nye into forests of Washington , Florida , Texas and California . DVD features: Interactive glossaries and quizzes, bonus footage, Spanish translation.
IJ
VHS

DVD
Splendid Trees: Idaho's Diverse Native and Urban Forests (18 min)
Geographic review of Idaho's forests. Discusses individual tree species, blending natural and human history.
IJH
VHS

DVD
The Miracle Resource (15 min)
What resource is renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, energy efficient, durable, versatile, non-toxic, and beautiful? Watch the video to learn about it.
IJH
Forest Fast Breaks. 2 minutes each. DVD. (46 min.DVD)  
Fourteen animated shorts simplify complex forestry topics. Informative and fun!Fast Break Videos
IJHA.
How Timber Works (46 min.DVD)  
From the Discovery Channel's How Stuff Works. Learn about trees, photosynthesis, wood, harvesting, super trees, plywood and wood as fuel.
IJH
The Land Where Miracles Grow (7 min.DVD)  
Learn about Idaho's forested endowment lands-how they are managed by the Idaho Dept. of Lands and how they support public education.
IJHA
VHS

DVD
The Last of the Log Drives (20 min)
Review the last great log drive on the Clearwater River in 1971. First hand view of life on the river during the 95-mile journey.
IJHA
VHS

DVD
The Man Who Planted Trees (30 min)
A man plants and nurtures a forest. This Academy Award-winning production highlights the difference one person can make.
IJHA
VHS

DVD
TREE (28 min)
From the popular Eyewitness series. Root out the most amazing facts about these silent sentinels of our hectic planet.
IJHA
VHS

DVD
Outdoor Idaho: Fire Line (30 min)
Learn about the women and men who fight fires in Idaho's forests, and learn about Fire's role in Idaho ecosystems.
IJHA
VHS

DVD
Outdoor Idaho: War of the Weeds (30 min)
Idaho Public Television reports from the frontlines of Idaho's war with alien species.
IJHA
Outdoor Idaho : Wild Fire (30 min DVD)  
Idaho Public TV explores the changing face of wildfire in the West—drought, climate change, high intensity fires, wildland-urban interface and more.
IJHA
A Working Forest: Its Future with Fire, People and Wildlife (DVD)
Explore how family forest landowners manage to “have it all”—wood products, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, carbon storage, and beauty.
JHA
Forest Water Quality (DVD. Part 1: 20 min. Part 2: 18 min)
1) Keeping Water Clean. 2) The Idaho Forest Practices Act. Learn how water moves through the forest, how it’s affected by forest activities, and the law that guides forest management. Best Management Practices electronic field guide included!
JHA
VHS

DVD
Modern Marvels: Logging Tech (50 min)
Up-close look at incredible tools that let modern loggers perform Bunyanesque tasks everyday. Historical look at tool development. From The History Channel.
JHA
Modern Marvels: The Lumberyard (50 min DVD)  
Explore wood—from the humble 2 x 4 to engineered lumber and renewable materials. An exciting visual field trip. From The History Channel.
JHA
Modern Marvels: WOOD (50 min DVD)  
From the historical, to the modern, to the timeless, explore the surprising ways we cannot live without WOOD From The History Channel.
JHA
DVD
Two Sides of Fire (15 min)
Examines a fire's "good" and "bad" sides in historic and present day ecosystems.
JHA
DVD
Fire Wars (2 hours)
Join the front lines of America's war on wildfire" in this NOVA production. Much footage of Idaho fires in the summer of 2000. Supporting activities and information on-line at the NOVA website.
JHA
VHS

DVD
Wildfire: Feel The Heat (40 min)
Discovery Production (was shown at IMAX theaters). Lots of Idaho footage about firefighters and fire ecology.
JHA
VHS

DVD
Sandpoint: At the North End of the Long Bridge (2 Hours)
Great for Idaho history! Traces over 100 years of north Idaho history--American Indians, pioneers, miners, loggers, WWII, recreation and tourism.
JHA
Classic Forestry Films (2 hour DVD)
Compilation of vintage films showing the logging industry in the early 1900s, the life of a Forest Service ranger, the process of going from tree to newspaper in the 1930s and more.
JHA
Dangerous Missions: TIMBER! (45 min VHS)
From the History Channel. Spans the 200-year evolution of careers associated with the U.S. forest products industry.
JHA
VHS

DVD
The Right Choice: Careers in the Forest Products Industry (30 min)
Foresters, biologists, chemists, engineers, researchers, and computer specialists are just a few of the highlighted careers.
JHA
DVD
This is My Office (8 min DVD)
Fast-paced, Careers, Shows what it’s like to work in the forest. Segments include opportunity, expectations, technology, stewardship and rewards. From Pacific Forest Foundation.
See the Video
JHA
Career Options for Women -- Forestry (30 min DVD)  
Meet three women with forest-related careers: a helicopter pilot, a pulp mill dispatch attendant, and a forest technician. Co-workers and supervisors add to descriptions of each job.
JHA
VHS

DVD
The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film.
(2 Hours, Divided into 30-min segments)
High definition documentary of the agency's first century--a uniquely American story.
JHA
DVD
The Big Burn (60 min DVD)
nspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, this is the dramatic story of the massive wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. PBS's American Experience.
JHA
DVD
Ordeal By Fire (60 min DVD)
This film by George Sibley explores that tumultuous time in Idaho ’s early years.
HA
VHS
WILDFIRE: Preventing Home Ignitions (19 min VHS)
The combustion process, survivable space, why some homes survive, how to identify your home’s Ignition Zone. USFS Fire Sciences Lab research.
HA
DVD
Flume Logging: Priest Lake 1947, 1948, 1949 (40 min DVD)
Original film by Ralph Morrow. Amazing historical footage provides a glimpse into the life of flume loggers. Mature audiences due to some "colorful" characters.
HA

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