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Friday Grab Bag, May 1, 2020

Before we dive into the Friday Grab Bag, we have a new entry in our Pandemic Practices Series for you. The latest edition covers Virtual Library Strategy, featuring input from staff at Pueblo City-County Library District.  We would love to hear more about what you are doing, how you implemented it, and any lessons that […]

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Accessible Online Library Experiences for All

Join us onThursday May 7, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 pm for Creating Accessible Online Library Experiences for All The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired libraries to interact with their communities in many new, innovative ways – especially online! This webinar will provide examples of how online library experiences can be made more accessible and enjoyable for all, […]

The Colorado WIC Program

Colorado’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program helps moms, babies, and young children access healthy foods and helpful resources on nutrition, breastfeeding, and health. The program is open to income-eligible families which can include pregnant women and women with children under 5 years old. Members of the program receive a WIC card which can be […]

Upcoming webinar: Libraries and Vroom- A Natural Partnership

Next Thursday, May 7th, from 12:00-1:00 pm MDT, we’ll be joined by Shelby Jones, who is the Vroom Program Director in Colorado for a discussion on Libraries and Vroom – A Natural Partnership. Vroom is making a concerted effort to establish greater partnerships with libraries this year, so Shelby will be sharing information about what […]

April 2020 #2

Remember, we are in new territory, take care of yourself physically & just as important, take care of yourself emotionally. Every journey begins with a simple step Keep it Simple Pixabay image by Pexels Recently, a teacher shared that he was virtually reading, Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar to his […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Shadows on the Plains

Today, Kit Carson County is probably best known as one of Colorado’s most productive agricultural counties, and as the home of the Kit Carson County Carousel – the oldest working carousel in the state and the only antique carousel in the country with original paint, but the history of the county and the region contains […]

Colorado Day by Day

Looking for a “this-day-in-history” resource for Colorado? A new addition to our library collection is Colorado Day by Day, which provides a Colorado history anecdote for every day of the year. Written by Derek R. Everett and co-published by History Colorado and the University Press of Colorado, this fun book offers vignettes covering a variety […]

Pandemic Practices: Virtual Library Strategy

These days most of us are spending a lot more time at home, doing things that we’ve traditionally done in schools, offices, libraries, movie theaters, and music venues. While libraries offer a whole host of digital content and services, they’re often integrated with and share prominence with physical collections and promotional priority with in-person programming. […]

Register Now for Curious About Library Supervision

Considering a move into a supervisory position in a library and wondering if it’s the right career path for you? Curious about the specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor? The Colorado State Library, is partnering with Pat Wagner from Pattern Research, Inc., to offer our Curious about Library Supervision two-part webinar series: a practical […]

Friday Grab Bag, April 524, 2020

One of the bright spots in the strange and stressful moment that we find ourselves in, for me at least, is watching Colorado libraries respond. To help make Colorado libraries’ innovation more visible, we’ve launched a new series called Pandemic Practices. The latest edition covers managing Staff-Created Content, featuring input from staff at Anythink Libraries.  […]

Youth Services Meetings, Week of April 27th (Everyone is Welcome!)

There will be another round of meetings for youth services staff next week. These are opportunities to connect with others about these timely topics, exchange ideas, share frustrations, and celebrate successes. These meetings and webinars so far have provided so much rich conversation and many, many great ideas! That said, this is a lot of […]

Webinar Archive: Phone-a Story – Simple fun on call away!

Alberto Pellicer, Program Coordinator for the Denver Public Library (DPL), provided an excellent webinar on DPL’s Phone-a-Story program on Thursday, April 23! It was quite popular and the high attendance maxed out the virtual room so unfortunately many were not able to attend. Not to worry: here is the archived webinar, slides, and handouts that […]

Upcoming Webinar with Bright by Text

Join us on April 27, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 pm for Bright by Text. In this time when communication is critical, and libraries seek to virtually connect with their patrons and support them in their role as child care providers, Bright by Text  (BBT) offers a helpful solution.  Please join Tara Stingley, Bright by Text Program Associate to discuss […]

Transcribing Women’s Suffrage in Colorado

Many libraries, archives and museums are supported by a volunteer workforce.  During this time of social distancing many of these volunteers are looking for ways to continue to support the institutions they love.  Digital volunteering is one way to do this while social distancing. History Colorado is excited to share a project that people can […]

Time Machine Tuesday: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In the years following World War II, manufacture and use of automobiles boomed across the United States. New highways were built and Americans drove more miles than ever before. At the same time, industry was also expanding, new chemicals […]

Earth Day 2020 Celebration

April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated in inaugural events at elementary and secondary schools, universities, and community sites across the United States.  As a result of Earth Day 1970, the U.S. government created the EPA (1970) and enacted the Clean Air Act (1970), Clean Water […]