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Denver Public Library's Read Aloud Program

Post by Yanira D.

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

Post by Andrea C.

What We're Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving to CLEL Members and blog readers!  This year, and every year, we are thankful for librarians, educators, parents and friends who strive to help young children develop the skills they need to become readers. We're also thankful for the many wonderful authors and illustrators who make sharing books a daily delight!

THANK YOU!

Mesa County Libraries Pilot Book Crates for Preschool Classrooms

Post by Lisa C.

Storytime Ideas: Fold and Cut Stories

Post by Jeff G.

SAVE THE DATE! CLEL Annual Meeting and Call for New Steering Committee Members

The CLEL Annual Meeting of the full membership will be held on Thursday, October 13 (the Thursday that CAL begins), from 8 am to 3:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Council Tree Library in Ft. Collins, CO.

More details to follow - but rest assured, the program will be full and engaging! Plus, door prizes!

Why Using Big Words With Children is Important

Did you know that between the ages of 2 and 6 children have the ability to learn 6 to 10 new words a day? From the always helpful Not Just Cute blog comes this article about why it's important for adults to use "quality language" with children. While "baby talk" has been shown to support language development in infants, by the time children get older, they need to be hearing a rich vocabulary. 

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