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Job Opening: Library Program Associate; Denver Public Library

Denver Public Library is currently accepting applications for a full-time Library Program Associate in the Early Literacy Department of the Children's Library. Please note that the deadline for applying is THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 22.

How Puppets in Storytime Help Develop Early Literacy Skills

Do you use puppets in storytime? I do; I bring a different "friend" for each storytime theme who comes out to help introduce our stories. He/she/it then sits down to enjoy storytime with the kids.

DON'T FORGET! World Read Aloud Day is TOMORROW!

What are you doing to celebrate World Read Aloud Day tomorrow? I'm reading to preschoolers - and although that's what I do every day, tomorrow it will be extra special, as people everywhere read aloud to children in an effort to develop literacy practices in vulnerable communities. This is just one of the efforts sponsored by LitWorld, a non-profit organization working to build literacy skills around the world. From their website:

Aurora Public Library's New Early Literacy Center

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Ft. Morgan Library: Reviving Nursery Rhymes with Leaping Literacy!

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Early Literacy Event: Countdown to Kindergarten Carnival at Pikes Peak Library District

Check out this cool early literacy event happening at the Pikes Peak Library District: The Countdown to Kindergarten Carnival! Designed to teach parents and caregivers the 5 practices that lead to early literacy learning, children are also allowed in on the fun! The first carnival takes place this Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Fountain Library and more carnivals will be held at other locations.

Storytime and Copyright

Why is reading stories in storytime considered "fair use?" Making a flannelboard of a story - is that "fair use?" Going digital in your storytime? What's fair there? Programming Librarian answers all your copyright questions related to storytime.


Denver Public Library's Read Aloud Program

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Funding Opportunity: IMLS National Leadership Grants to Advance the Goals of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Institute for Museum and Library Services has announced a new grant opportunity which may be of interest to libraries with early literacy programs. From their press release distributed on Friday:

Windsor Library Hosts "Learn Spanish Through Storytime" Program

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