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Colorado Reentry Resources (CORR) Mailing List

The Colorado Reentry Resources (CORR) mailing list is a new group available to Colorado library staff interested in promoting successful reentry for citizens returning from prisons, jails, and youth centers. It’s a space to share ideas, best practices, and resources as well as facilitate collaboration between public and prison libraries. The goals for this mailing […]

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Partnering with an Institutional Library

Colorado libraries reach their communities in many ways, including partnerships with local organizations and businesses. But has your library considered partnering with one of Colorado’s state-operated institutions? The residents of the state’s correctional facilities, mental health institutes, veterans’ community living centers, and youth services centers are often those who can most benefit from the services […]

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Arrowhead CC: Mouse Mess

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CSL News

Colorado’s Prison Libraries helped by State Grants to Libraries

Colorado Correctional Libraries were awarded over $5,ooo by the 2016-17 State Grants to Libraries (read more about the State Grants to Libraries program). The Institutional Library Development Team used the funds to purchase new materials: DVDs that state prison librarians can use to create reentry-focused programming about vocational skills, parenting, healthy eating, succeeding during parole, and […]

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Rifle CC Audio Recordings of Giraffes Can’t Dance

The five audio recordings below were made by offenders in Rifle Correctional Center. Each reads this year’s One Book 4 Colorado selection, Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae, and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

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Denver Women’s: Giraffes Can’t Dance (1)

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Denver Women’s: Giraffes Can’t Dance (2)

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Four Mile: Giraffes Can’t Dance (1)

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Four Mile CC: Giraffes Can’t Dance (2)

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Arrowhead CC: Giraffes Can’t Dance

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SWIFT

Future of SWIFT

As many of you may know, the software the SWIFT program uses (VDX & ZPortal) will be discontinued in a few years. This means the SWIFT Interlibrary Loan program will continue, just with different software. We are exploring several interlibrary loan software solutions. We are not wedded to any specific ILL software, and are looking at […]

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4 Mile CC: Baby Einstein & Spongebob for President!

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4 Mile CC: Slide & Find Christmas

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4 Mile CC: Phineas and Ferb–Not a Creature Was Stirring…

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Fremont Correctional Center: One Sweet Race

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Buena Vista Correctional Facility: Grumpy Bird

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Denver Women’s Correctional Facility: Daisy Dinosaur Gets Lost

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La Vista Correctional Facility: Buenas noches, Luna

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Fremont Correctional Facility: Trucks

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Four Mile Correctional Center: Tinker Bell & Secret of the Wings

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Fremont Correctional Center: Follow that Sound!