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CSL Book Club Resource Brief Hiatus Beginning January 31st

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource and Resource Kit Program will be taking a brief hiatus while our friends at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) complete their AspenCat migration, which is scheduled to begin the first week of February. During this time, we will not be able to add or change any records, or […]

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Book Club Resource

The Book Club Guide to Literary Libations

You’ve finally done it. You’ve formed your book club. Congratulations, because just getting more than two people together in a room that they’re not getting paid to be in is a feat all in itself. Whether you finally got all the names you needed on your library’s sign-up sheet, got a firm commitment from everyone […]

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Book Club Resource

Book Club Updates: You Spoke and We Listened!

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource would like to thank everyone who participated in our partner library survey and to let you know that we heard you! According to your responses, the number one factor in your decision on a particular title is the number of copies available.  So for the next several months, the […]

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Friday Grab Bag, November 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. This is a very special issue of the Friday Grab Bag because it is the last one I will write. November 15 is my last day at the Colorado […]

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Friday Grab Bag, November 9, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for November 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience How to design a library that makes kids want […]

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Friday Grab Bag, October 26, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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CSL News

Locals Receive Diploma Thanks to Free Library Program

This is a guest post by Kayah Swanson, Public Relations Specialist at Pikes Peak Library District. COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Ana Bojorquez was beginning to think she’d never earn a high school diploma, no matter what she did. She bought preparation books, enrolled in classes and more, but nothing panned out. “I’ve been trying to […]

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Friday Grab Bag, September 21, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library

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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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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Friday Grab Bag, September 7, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for September 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use […]

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Friday Grab Bag, August 31, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library

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Colorado State Library at CALCON18

CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is September 13-15, 2018 in Loveland. The event features keynote speakers, sessions, lightning talks, vendor exhibits, and after-hours activities. This year’s theme is “Ignite the Magic”. Visit CALCON18 to view full event details. As in previous years, the Colorado State Library is pleased to support […]

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Tips for Novice Grant Writers

Is your library considering writing a grant proposal in the near future? Many libraries rely on grants to fund projects of all sizes, yet few of us have professional grant writers on staff. If you’re new to grants you probably have lots of questions, starting with the fundamentals and the overall process. To explore some […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for August 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, be sure to check the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. ***Aug 8-9 Western States Government Information Virtual Conference:  This year’s theme is Accessing, Discovering, and Using Local Government Information.https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/norlin-library/government-information-library/western-states-government-information ***Aug 15 […]

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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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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Friday Grab Bag, June 29, 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 note: the Friday Grab Bag is taking a short summer hiatus and will return on July 20, 2018. What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is […]

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Friday Grab Bag, June 15, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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Friday Grab Bag, June 1, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility […]

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Friday Grab Bag, May 25, 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! What’s New at the Colorado State Library