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2018 Colorado Teen Video Challenge Winners

This post was written by Beth Crist, Youth & Family Services Consultant. The 2018 Colorado Teen Video Challenge has been exciting! The Teen Video Challenge, a national competition sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), encourages teens to create short public service announcements that promote reading and library use over the summer to other […]

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2018 Colorado Teen Video Challenge

The 2018 Colorado Teen Video Challenge has launched! Sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), this contest invites teens, 13-18, to create short videos (30-90 seconds long) that promote reading and libraries to other teens and interpret the 2018 CSLP theme of music. This is a great project for a library’s Teen Advisory Board; […]

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Friday Grab Bag, June 30, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries. News from the Colorado State Library is at the bottom. Let’s open the Grab Bag! Creative Teens The Fanfiction Workshop at the Carbon Valley Regional Library in High Plains Library District is a place where […]

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Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, February 17, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting activities and news in Colorado libraries. Let’s open the Grab Bag! Learn to Spot Fake News Is it fake, true, or something in between? Libraries can help you with the skills needed to evaluate the news stories you come across […]

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Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, January 13, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting activities and news in Colorado libraries. Let’s open the Grab Bag! Just for Tweens and Teens JCPL’s Golden Library, in collaboration with Colorado School of Mines, is holding a Girls in STEM competition from January 5 through February 22. “Creations […]

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Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, December 23, 2016

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting activities and news in Colorado libraries. This week’s Grab Bag is a little lighter than usual due to the holidays; nevertheless, there are still plenty of things to inspire and delight at Colorado’s libraries. Last Call for Holiday Crafts There’s still […]

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Spotlight on Sharing: Computer Science Education Week 2016

Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code are global initiatives from Code.org to raise awareness about the importance of computer science education at all levels. This year, over 100 million students in 180 countries will participate in Hour of Code events and other Computer Science Education Week activities from December 5-11, 2016. The Hour […]

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Spotlight on Sharing: Celebrating Teens Reading

Teen Read Week™ is an annual event started in 1998 and sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that encourages teens to read and use the library. This year’s event, October 9-15, has a multi-lingual “Read for the fun of it!” theme, meant to highlight the resources and services available to teens who […]

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Summer Learning Programs 2016

Ah, summer: a time for kids and teens to relax, get outside, spend time with friends, and enjoy a break from school. It’s also a great opportunity for them (and adults, too!) to take advantage of fun learning activities offered by informal education programs at public libraries, museums, and nonprofits. Public library staff are in […]

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Colorado Teen Lit Conference 2016

The Colorado Teen Literature (“Teen Lit”) Conference is a popular annual event where authors and young people gather to discuss their passion for books and reading. This year’s conference is April 2, 2016 in the Tivoli Student Union Building on the Auraria Campus in Denver. Keynote speakers include Eliot Schrefer, National Book Award Finalist for […]