Big Opportunities for Small Libraries: IMLS Launches New Special Initiative

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February 25, 2019. This new funding opportunity is designed specifically to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries, archives, and related organizations to serve their communities, and awards sizes […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 28, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] ALA President to Visit Colorado ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will stop at Pikes Peak Library District as part […]

CHNC Proudly Welcomes The Denver Voice!

This month, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection welcomed the Denver Voice to its online catalog and we could not be more excited! Our users will now have access to nearly 100 issues of the Denver Voice, spanning from its first issue in 1996 right up to its brief hiatus in the spring of 2006 before […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 14, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] All the Rage The ukulele craze continues at Bud Werner Memorial Library with their Heart Strings & Community […]

Friday Grab Bag, August 24, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Arts & Crafts In honor of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, aerialist Heidi Miller and students from Spirit […]

Friday Grab Bag, August 17, 2018

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. Please help us improve the Friday Grab Bag by taking a short survey about your experience. Your response is anonymous. Thank you for your feedback. Now, let’s open the […]

#GetToKnowCSL

Who are the people of CSL? The Colorado State Library is comprised of professionals and library lovers who partner with Colorado’s libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations on topics that include resource sharing, staff development, literacy, leadership, and technology services. We are always seeking new ways to connect with you! That’s why in spring […]

Friday Grab Bag, August 10, 2018

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. Survey Please help us improve the Friday Grab Bag by taking a short survey. Your response is anonymous. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Now, let’s open the […]

Friday Grab Bag, July 27, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Sounds of Summer Polish up those ruby slippers—Poudre River Public Library District is hosting a Wizard of Oz […]

Friday Grab Bag, July 20, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Summer Learning, Summer Fun! Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation, the Grand County Libraries […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Greetings from Southwest Colorado!

Today quick messages and family updates are sent by text message, Facebook, Instagram or other social media posts.  But before social media and cell phones, postcards were the most popular way for friends and family to quickly and easily communicate with each other.  Even though postcards are not as widely used as they were during […]

CHNC News: Holy Cross Trail

For many Coloradans, climbing a fourteener is a rite of passage.  There are 53 fourteeners in Colorado but only one had a newspaper named after it.  CHNC partner, the Eagle Valley Library District, recently added 913 issues of the Holy Cross Trail, from 1924 to 1941. The Red Cliff paper, published by O. W. Daggett […]

Friday Grab Bag, June 22, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Strengthening Communities Find your next job with the help of Anythink Perl Mack. Visit the Job Search Drop-In […]

Plains to Peaks Collective Shares Historic Collections from Colorado and Wyoming with the Digital Public Library of America

The Colorado State Library is happy to announce that historic collections from Colorado and Wyoming are now part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA website (dp.la) is a free portal that allows visitors to discover over 21 million unique items from across the United States and then go directly to the digital […]

Friday Grab Bag, April 6, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Fresh from the Garden Bud Werner Memorial Library is teaming up the Routt County CSU Master Gardeners to […]

Friday Grab Bag, February 16, 2018

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Strengthening Communities Every Saturday at 10:00 am, Westminster Public Library’s Irving Street Branch offers Citizenship Preparation Classes, where […]

Help is Here for Newspaper Digitization!

CHNC New Content Support Program The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce a new program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC.  The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations increase online access to historic community news […]

Friday Grab Bag, December 22, 2017

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. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Snow, Ice, & Everything Nice Have a snowball fight regardless of the weather! Poudre River Public Library District […]

CHNC News: Golden Historic News is Growing!

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection now includes over 9,500 more pages of the Colorado Transcript! With a shared mission of enhancing access to Golden history the Golden History Museum & Park and the Jefferson County Archives recently partnered together to add the years 1925-1948 to CHNC. Founder George West published the first issue of the […]