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Baby Animals Storytime Books

Baby Animal Themed Books

Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler
What Baby Hears by Laura Godwin
Hush Little Ones by John Butler
You Are Special Little One by Nancy Tafuri
Pouch by David Ezra Stein
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Big and Little on the Farm by Dorothy Donahue
Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley
I Am Small by Emma Dodd
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

Farm Theme Storytime Books

Our first list of storytime books is here! The theme is farm and you all provided some great ideas.  Here is the list:


My Farm Friends by Wendall Minor
Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Bark George by Jules Feiffer

Need Help Finding Storytime Books?

The CLEL Communications team needs your help!  We are starting a new way for you to get involved and also provide you with storytime resources.  We will send out themes monthly and you will send us your top two storytime books for that theme.  We will then compile a list of all the books, post them on the blog, Facebook, and Pinterest each week.  We will also do a monthly email of all the books.  We are hoping this becomes a great resource for CLEL members.  Please feel free to gives us ideas for themes you want covered.

One Book 4 Colorado Voting

One Book 4 Colorado voting has begun!  The videos are up with John Hickelooper, Missy Franklin and Kevin Faried starring in the videos.  They all do a fantastic job.  I am pulling for one book with farm animals.  No matter which book you love, make sure you vote!  Also make sure you get the word out to all your friends and family.  The more we promote the program now the more popular it will be when it comes time to hand out books.

TOMORROW! SPELL Project Webinar: A dialogue on engaging parents in early literacy

Via Vivienne Houghton:

Greetings! Please join us for...

SPELL Project Webinar: A dialogue on engaging parents in early literacy

Date: Thursday, Dec 13th

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (MST)
(No registration required. A recording will be available.)

National Early Literacy Study - Your Input Needed!

The Association for Library Service to Children sends this request. Please share the great things your library's doing!:


YS News From the Colorado State Library

The Colorado State Library just put out an issue of the YS news.  It contains tons of great information.  It has everything from summer reading information, what is going on at different libraries, and who won the 2012 LSTA grants.  Check it out to find out what is going on in the world of youth services in libraries.  Happy Halloween!


If you haven't yet submitted your interest statement to become a member of the steering committee, there's still time!

All the details are here. And read about a newbie's experience here.

Join us!

Sensory Storytime at Douglas County Libraries

Recently, Douglas County Libraries has implemented Sensory Enhanced Storytimes.  The storytimes are geared to kids on the autism spectrum and differently abled children at the preschool level.  YourHub Highlands Ranch wrote an article this past week about the program.  It includes a couple fun photos of the kids at storytime and explains what the storytellers are doing with the program.  Please enjoy the YourHub article.  I

Early Literacy Online Resource Guide

Those of you who were able to attend the recent annual meeting heard about Vivienne Houghton's wonderful Early Literacy Online Resource Guide, created as the capstone project of her Master's program at the University of Denver.  It's packed with information about what EL information can be found on Colorado library's websites, definitions and descriptions, and even resources in other languag

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