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Advocacy Tip for February: Create an Elevator Speech

When you meet someone at a party, and
they ask you what you love about your job, do you talk about early
literacy? When you’re chatting with your hairdresser or your
neighbor, and you tell them you work in a library, do they ask what
exactly you do?

When that happens, do you have an
“elevator speech” ready to go?

An elevator speech is a short pitch or
description of a business, a product, or a service. It’s designed
to pique someone’s interest in the short time it takes to share an
elevator from one floor to the next.

Advocacy Tip for October: Encourage Parents to Read to Children in Any Language!

Note: CLEL will be posting a new Advocacy Tip every month. To see all the tips, click on the "Advocacy Tip" tag above.

URGENT! US Dept. of Education Early Learning Grants - Work with your state government to make sure libraries are included!

From Aimee Strittmatter, Executive Director of ALSC:

Advocacy Tip for May: Early Literacy Handouts

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Distribute early literacy handouts at storytime, other programs, and in your brochure rack. Multiple copies of two excellent handouts, Reading Tips for Parents and  Ready? Set? Go! : Kindergarten Readiness are available free from the Colorado State Library: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/Free_CSL_Resources.htm

President Calls for Overhaul of No Child Left Behind

Post by Lisa C.

Advocacy Tip for March: Have a Library Snapshot Day

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You are a library advocate if you: Have a Library Snapshot Day to Highlight Early Literacy

Advocacy Tip for December: Knowledge is Power!

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Advocacy Tip for November: Become a member of your local Early Childhood Council

Note: CLEL will be posting a new Advocacy Tip every month. To see all the tips, click on the "Advocacy Tip" tag above.

Advocacy Tip for September: Informal storytimes

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You are an early literacy advocate if you share informal storytimes with children and their parents.

From Kristi Madron, High Plains Library District:

CALL FOR NEW STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

Thanks to your support and participation, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy has grown from a small group based in Denver to a state-wide organization in just two years. Now we are ready to take the next step! Three of our founding members' terms on the Steering Committee are coming to a close, and they will be rotating off the Steering Committee at the end of the year.
 

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