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Friday Fun: Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Sesame Street

It's FRIDAY!  It's time for a little fun. Check out a great video of Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Sesame Street Muppets perform the theme song with elementary school instruments.  It is so cute and brought a smile to my face on this gloomy Friday.





Space Storytime Books

This will be a short list today as I didn't get any submissions.  

Space Books

Astronaut Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

Robot Zot by Jon Scieszka and David Shannon

Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

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 Bell Award Nomination: Backyard Theater Presents Pest in Show by Victoria Jamieson

Backyard Theater Presents Pest in Show by Victoria Jamieson
Backyard Theater Presents Pest in Show by Victoria Jamieson

Here's what the nominator said about the book:

Body Parts Storytime Book List

Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Busy Fingers by CW Bowie

All of Me: A Book of Thanks by Molly Bang

My Nose, Your Nose by Melanie Walsh

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

We've All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin

Parts by Tedd Arnold

Whose Nose and Toes by John Butler

Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

CLEL Conference and the Weather

We are keeping an eye on the weather situation around the front range and will update CLEL Con registrants as information becomes available.  As of now, the conference will continue as planned.  We hope you all will still be able to join us.  Please let us know if you are unable to attend due to the weather.


CLEL Conference Attendees Map

I just made a map of where everyone is coming from the CLEL Conference.  It is awesome!  Of course, the Front Range has tons of people, but we have many others from near and far.  We have people from as far as Mancos Public Library on the western side of the state and as far as Sterling Public Library on the Eastern side.  I didn't even know where Norwood Public Library was located (it is on the western slope, southwest of Montrose).

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.

Pets Storytime Books

My Pup by Margaret O'Hair

Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin

Yip! Snap! Yap! by Charles Fuge

What Pet to Get by Emma Dodd

Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid

Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett

My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell


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