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One Book 4 Colorado 2016: Bringing books into the homes and hearts of 4-year-olds

This spring, all Colorado 4-year-olds can get a free book! For the fifth year, One Book 4 Colorado is giving away 75,000 copies of the same book in English or Spanish to every 4-year-old in the state to get more books into the homes of young children and to encourage Colorado families to read together. […]

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2016 Highly Effective School Library Program: A New Tool for a New Direction

Several years ago, a teacher-librarian and her principal stood on the Colorado Department of Education steps reflecting on the ceremony that had just taken place. The annual celebration to recognize Colorado’s Highly Effective School Library Program was a special day for all the award winners, their colleagues, and their families. Naturally, the principal was proud […]

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2016 CLEL Bell Award Winners Announced

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) announced the winners of their annual CLEL Bell Picture Books Awards for Early Literacy on February 5, 2016. From their website: “The five winning books consist of one title in each of five categories selected from a shortlist of 25 titles. Each category represents an early literacy practice: Read, Write, […]