Free Online Learning Opportunities for November 2019

Once again – Wyoming State Library makes things easier for us by gathering a wonderful list of FREE online learning opportunities for November! Thanks Wyoming and Happy learning Colorado! AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience CTD Answers Your Questions About AT! (Center on Technology and Disability) : This webinar is a […]

New Book Club Resource Contact at the Colorado State Library

All you Colorado Book Club Resource enthusiasts  will be pleased to know that we have a new King of the Book Club in the house.  Michael Peever joined the Colorado State Library team earlier this week  and will be the guiding force behind our Book Club Resource service going forward.  Michael is well suited for […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for August 2019

The folks at the Wyoming State Library have collected a great list of FREE online learning opportunities for the month of August!  Thank you WSL! *************************************************************************** Thursday, Aug 8 (7-3 pm) *SLJTeen Live! Virtual Summit (School Library Journal) Thursday, Aug 8 (7-3 pm) This free, daylong event will feature high-profile and up-and-coming YA authors talking […]

New Grant Opportunities

Grants Encourage Innovative Projects to Enhance the Lives of Young Children Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood:  The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age. The […]

Borrowing a Book Club Set from the Colorado State Library

Have you got patrons who want to host book clubs for their friends?  It can be hard to find enough books for these events – but there is a service to help you out – the Colorado Book Club Resource, offered by the Colorado State Library, is just what you and your book club patrons […]

Borrowing Resource Kits from the Colorado State Library

Over the years, the Colorado State Library has been  offering Resource Kits to help library staff provide new and interesting programming for their patrons.  Over the past year however – the list of topics and programming has grown in interesting ways.  Learn more about the resources available from our Kits website at  We have […]

Now Open! CHRAB Historical Records Preservation Re-Grant Program – 2019-2020

CHRAB is now accepting applications for their 2019-2020 re-grant program.  CHRAB funds a wide variety of projects related to the management, care and the enhanced access of historic archival collections. The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB) is happy to announce this year’s funding opportunities from National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for Re-Grants. […]

NASA@ My Library kits are here!

The Colorado State Library (CSL) is so excited to participate in NASA@ My Library! This project connects NASA, public libraries, state libraries, and their communities to increase STEM learning opportunities for millions of library patrons nationwide, particularly those under-served in STEM education. The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute, in […]

Open Education Week – What’s going on Near You!

Open Education Week (#OEWEEK) takes place March 4-8 and celebrates the global Open Education Movement. The Colorado OER Council hopes to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide by participating in various activities throughout the week, and invites you to join in! Faculty, students, staff and OER advocates are […]

CHNC’s Text Correction Champions

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is an outstanding resource for researchers and genealogists to learn about the daily activities of our Colorado history, and learn about the people who have contributed to making Colorado what it is today.  Currently at over 1,400,000 pages of historic newspaper content, the CHNC provides a window into the […]

February 26 Webinar – Civic Conversation in Libraries: At the Table Colorado

At the Table Colorado is an organization that promotes and supports public engagement forums, flexible to any location or topic. The next statewide “table” will take place in April, and libraries make great conversation hosts and facilitators. Join us at this free webinar on February 26 to learn more: Civic Conversation in Libraries: At the […]

Friday Grab Bag, February 15, 2019

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.  So get up from your desk, have a stretch, and let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Attention Worthy: Small Business Revolution:  Canon City, Colorado […]

Celebrate Teen Health Week, April 1-7, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019 4:53 PM Celebrate Teen Health Week, April 1-7, 2019.  Here’s how you can support the physical and mental health of young people: Join the Movement –  Check out these Federal Tools and Resources [PDF] for youth, parents, and professionals Find the Teen Health Week Starter Kits here: Spread the word –  Use these […]

State Library Renews Support for ReadingRecord Summer Reading Tracking Software

The Colorado State Library has once again renewed their support for ReadingRecord summer reading tracking software!  ReadingRecord is a web-based application for libraries to track reading program participants. It is a cloud (hosted) service, meaning that no additional equipment is required to use ReadingRecord. It can be used to track most any kind of reading […]

Deadline for CALCON Session Proposals is Coming Soon!

Colorado Association of Libraries Presenting is great for professional development, helping to build strengths in interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and more. But even beyond that, it’s an opportunity to share experiences, tips and techniques with colleagues across the state. So whether you’ve never presented, or it’s your 5th time, think about the awesome things you’ve accomplished […]

OCR Correction Makes Our Shared History More Accessible to All

We at the State Library are honored to be partnering with the cultural and civic organizations within our state to add so much interesting, unique, and entertaining historic content to the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC). Over the past three years, we have added more than 600,000 pages of historic newspapers to the collection, including […]