Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

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Announcing the 2024 CLEL Bell Award Winners

Announcing the 2024 CLEL Bell Award Winners

COLORADO – Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy today announced five winning picture books that exemplify the early literacy practices READ, ...
Announcing the 2024 CLEL Bell Awards Shortlist

Announcing the 2024 CLEL Bell Awards Shortlist

We are pleased to announce the shortlist titles for the 10th annual CLEL Bell Awards. The 2024 year was historic ...
A CLEL Bells Conversation - Hispanic Heritage Month

A CLEL Bells Conversation – Hispanic Heritage Month

Kate Fitzpatrick, a 2024 CLEL Bell Awards Committee Member, talks about two titles she's been using and loving in her ...

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