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Early Math Skills Add to Literacy

Early Math Skills Add to Literacy

Do you sing counting songs in storytime? Do you talk about more and less? Or read stories that compare sizes ...
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Remembering April Pulley Sayre

Remembering April Pulley Sayre

April is National Poetry Month and the perfect time to remember author and photographer, April Pulley Sayre. Although she never ...
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Project READY Reflections

Project READY Reflections

Jessica Fredrickson/ Douglas County Libraries After a year of group study, our last Project READY cohort met in February. We ...
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Join the CLEL Bell Award Committee!

Join the CLEL Bell Award Committee!

The CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards are seeking applicants for their next selection committee! I have had the pleasure of ...
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2022 CLEL Bell Award Winners!

2022 CLEL Bell Award Winners!

The CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards are an annual recognition of five high-quality picture books that provide excellent support of ...
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Fred Gets Dressed

Fred Gets Dressed

by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Published May 4, 2021 When Fred's adults discover him dressed in ...
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