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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.

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.

Johnson County Library's 6 by 6 Program

Many of you are probably familiar with Johnson County (Kansas) Library's wonderful 6 by 6 early literacy program, which encourages pre-reading skills development through storytimes, parent involvement, videos, and now, activity spaces.

Truffula Trees Craft: Guest Post by Becky Corning


This is me holding up my "truffula trees" craft in front of Council Tree Library after the CLEL annual meeting, Oct. 8, 2010. Truffula trees are found in Dr. Seuss's book, "The Lorax."

Library Love Stories!

I love my library (from flikr user ramblinglibrarian)Denver Public Library has posted several videos on its YouTube page in which patrons talk about why they love the library.  Check out

Job Opportunity at Denver Public Library: Senior Librarian - Early Literacy Department

The full listing for this opening can be found here.

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