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CALL FOR CLEL STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

Call for CLEL Steering Committee members

We are looking for enthusiastic CLEL members who are interested in becoming Steering Committee members. Steering Committee members have had a chance to spread their wings, add to professional networks, and take on new challenges in their library careers, while making a positive difference in early literacy efforts across Colorado. CLEL has many more ideas for the future-and you could be one of the people to put those plans in action!

Here are the details:

Winter Snow Stories

It's the season for snow stories, one of my favorite themes of the year, it's actually hard for me to pick just 4 books to share with each story hour!

Welcome - Try creating a routine by using the same song, rhyme or finger play to start each story time meeting. Like this one using your hands . . . 

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

Give a little - clap, clap, clap

Open, shut them

Thanksgiving Stories

Welcome - Try a creating a routine by repeating the same song, rhyme or finger play each time you meet!

Story 1 - The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell

Finger Play - Five Little Pilgrims

Vote For One Book 4 Colorado

It's that time of year again. Voting is open for One Book 4 Colorado! The winning title will be given to all four year olds in the state of Colorado during spring 2014. Public libraries, local health agencies and other partners will join together to get a book into the hands of all Colorado's four year olds during the campaign. Be sure to vote for your favorite book today. Click here to vote now!

 

Concept Story Time

ABCs, 123s, opposites, sizes, colors and shapes are all concepts, making "concept" story time one of the most versatile for all ages - here is a little sample of what a "concept" story time might look like.

Welcome - Try a creating a routine by repeating the same song, rhyme or finger play each time you meet!

Story 1 - LMNO Peas

Action Rhyme - This is Big (a rhyme about opposites)

This is big big big (spread arms wider apart each time you say "big")

CALL FOR CLEL STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

Call for CLEL Steering Committee Members

We are looking for enthusiastic CLEL members who are interested in becoming Steering Committee members. Steering Committee members have had a chance to spread their wings, add to professional networks, and take on new challenges in their library careers, while making a positive difference in early literacy efforts across Colorado. CLEL has many more ideas for the future-and you could be one of the people to put those plans in action!

Here are the details:

2013 CLEL Conference Feedback

Several people have asked us to put the CLEL Conference Feedback form on the website.  

We would love to hear from people who did not already fill out the form at the conference.  We want to know how you felt about the conference and what we should change for next year.  Thanks in advance.

 

 

Conference Materials

Thank you all again for attending the 2013 CLEL Conference!  It was a huge success.  

We have comprised all of the materials from the conference under the Conference Tab on the webpage.  You will find materials from the breakout sessions, the elevator speeches and song share, including the sessions that were cancelled.  We will add videos from the days events soon.  

We hope to see everyone next year for another amazing day!

 

CLEL Conference Preview

As you probably already know our annual conference is this Friday, September 13 in Englewood, CO. Friday the 13th has an infamous reputation but we hope to change that with this year's fantastic programs!

Each year the CLEL annual meeting has continued to grow and this year is no exception, branching from beyond a one room meeting into a multi-room and multi-workshop annual conference. We hope you are excited about these changes as we are.

We All Scream for Ice Cream - Happy Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month, so as the month comes to an end here's a story time theme that will leave you craving ice cream!

Books

  • Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
  • The Sundae Scoop by Stuart Murphy
  • Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons
  • Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper

Rhymes and Songs

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