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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, […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trustee Corner – April 2020

The Trustee Corner is a monthly series featuring information of interest to public library boards. Topics include training opportunities, legal issues, helpful information, and relevant news impacting public library governance. The information included in this newsletter is for informational purposes, and does not constitute legal or financial advice. Please consult your library’s attorney with any […]

Friday Grab Bag, April 17, 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 first edition covers Mobile Hotspot lending, and features invaluable input from staff at […]

Ring-Ring, Webinar Calling – Phone-a-Story: Simple fun one call away!

Join us on Thursday, April 23 from 12:00-1:00 pm for Phone-a-Story: Simple fun one call away! Staff from Denver Public Library and Sterling Public Library will explain all the details about their Phone-a-Story services. From logistics to tips and tricks, if you are interested in recreating a similar system in which patrons simply call a […]

April 2020 #1

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Register Now For Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: National Survey Results Webinar

More than 2,500 public libraries responded to the broadest national survey of public library responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, conducted by PLA between March 24-April 1. What did PLA learn about closures, services, and staffing that can help libraries understand how their peers are responding to the current crisis and plan for future recovery? How […]

Webinar Archive: Virtual Storytimes: Filming Before, During and After COVID-19

Six great presenters from Colorado provided an excellent webinar on virtual storytimes on Friday, April 10! 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, chat notes, and handouts that you can view at […]

Friday Grab Bag, April, 10, 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 first edition covers Mobile Hotspot lending, and features invaluable input from staff at […]

COVID-19 Youth Services Resources – UPDATED 4/9

COVID-19 is affecting communities–and libraries–across Colorado. These youth services resources may be helpful as your library considers making adjustments to protect, serve and support your community at this challenging time: Free Feeding Sites for Kids Meal Sites during COVID-19 School Closure: List from Colorado Department of Education Emergency Feeding: Further guidance from Colorado Department of Education […]