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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!

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Languages in Storytime


Tips for Dialogic Reading



CLEL Bell Awards 2014 Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2014 CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy were announced today, Friday, December 20, 2013.

Twenty five books, five each in the categories Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play, were chosen by the 2014 Selection Committee from eligible titles on the nominations lists.

Bringing Sign Language into Storytime


De-Stress and Build Early Literacy




Encouraging Literacy Skills AND Healthy Habits!


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")

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff

Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff has been nominated for the CLEL Bell category SING

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