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Colorado State Library Presents Youth Services Workshops

Register NOW for one of six Youth Services Workshops being held around the state. The day-long training includes a morning dedicated to learning about the statewide summer reading program, presented by Kathy Barco, and an afternoon session about early literacy fun in the library for babies and new parents, presented by a CLEL member. The workshops will be held in the towns of Rifle, Eagle, Pueblo, Englewood, Boulder, and Dolores between October 20 and November 10.

CLEL Wants YOU (to be on the Steering Committee)!

A few Steering Committee Members will be leaving at the end of the year and we want more members on the committee.  We need you!  If you are interested in being a new member on the CLEL Steering Committee, please submit a paragraph telling why you are interested to Vicky Hays by October 10, 2011.  Please let her know whether you will be able to attend the Annual Meeting.  You will be able to read your paragraph at the meeting.  If you are not able to attend, your paragraph will be read.  We will hold an on-line election after the Annual Meeting

LeVar Burton helping to create new Reading Rainbow program: RRKidz

Post by Lisa C.

Friday Funday: Muppets Theme Song As Performed By OK Go!

Post by Lisa C.

OK Go is band that has some of the most creative music videos out there.  Now, they have teamed up with the Muppets to do a music video of the Muppet Show theme song.  They have incorporated aspects of their best music videos all into this one video with the Muppets.  I loved the Muppets as a kid and still love them as an adult, so this video made me feel good all over.  PS: I highly recommend you check out some of OK Go’s other videos.  It is worth your time.


More Parents Living in Poverty are Reading with their Children

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Join us! Next CLEL Steering Committee Meeting

The next CLEL Steering committee is happening next week! All CLEL members are welcome to join us and find out first hand what happens at these quarterly meetings (especially if you are interested in being on the Steering Committee). Details:

Friday, September 23, 2011 1-4 p.m.

High Prairie Library - Pikes Peak Library District

7035 Old Meridian Rd.

Falcon, CO 80831

Join us if you are able!

Friday Funday: Visit Bear at Karma Wilson's Website!

Karma Wilson, the author of Bear Snores On and A Frog in the Bog (among others), is not only great children's book writer -- she also has a great website.  Find out more about Karma, her books, and the characters in the books.

REGISTER NOW! CLEL Annual Membership Meeting Oct. 13

Registration is now open for the CLEL Annual Membership meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13. Please note we have CHANGED THE VENUE to the McKee Building at The Ranch at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. This is just north of the Embassy Suites in Loveland where the CAL Annual Conference is being held.

Advocacy Tip for September: Talk to New Preschool Parents

Note: CLEL will be posting a new Advocacy Tip every month. To see all the tips, click on the "Advocacy Tip" tag above.

The new school year has begun! Many school districts are now having “Parent Night” for parents of preschoolers.  Contact your local schools to see if you can speak to the parents about early literacy skill development and the library.

Do you have a great advocacy idea? E-mail it to the chair of our advocacy committee, Nancy Maday:

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