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Resolve to raise readers!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season.  Now that 2010 is upon us, I've been thinking about my goals for the new year, especially regarding early literacy and my library.  I think that my biggest goal for 2010 is to talk about early literacy everywhere, with everyone.  If we put that bug in the ear of just the right person, it might lead to some exciting things.  And speaking of exciting things, we've got some great stuff planned for CLEL this year, including producing the videos for our Road to Reading LSTA grant (and publishing them to a website).  If you haven't already signed up to get involved with CLEL, please do so!  It's going to be a great, and productive, year!

What are your early literacy goals for the new year?  Maybe you'll have one that others will also want to adopt!


Talking Up Early Literacy

Mary's resolution is timely and her thoughts inspired me! Douglas County Libraries staff is challenged to find ways to show our community how libraries impact lives. We are using the OCLC study to really take the message to folks who are not especially big library supporters. How are you finding ways to share the message of early literacy and how your library offers unique and valuable experiences for children, families and caregivers?

One option that we may pursue this year is to participate with the Douglas County Early Childhood Coalition and Douglas County School District to put on an Early Childhood Fair in a park, with games and activities for families. And, promote all the ways we can support families with young children. It might be a way to reach an audience that is not our normal library user.

What are you doing?

Priscilla Queen, Literacy Department

Douglas County Libraries

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