Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

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Building Community with Playgroups

Building Community with Playgroups

Angela McCaffery / West Custer County Library District For a few years now the West Custer County Library has been ...
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Update: CO SB22-004

Update: CO SB22-004

On February 10, members of the CLEL Steering Committee testified before the Colorado Senate Education Committee on SB22-004: Evidence-based Training ...
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Action Alert: SB22-004

Action Alert: SB22-004

Last month CLEL reached out to our members through email and an open meeting about a bill moving through Colorado's ...
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CLEL Bell Blog

book cover: let's move, by Larissa Honsek

Let’s Move

by Larissa Honsek (Familius) Published May 25, 2021 Follow along with the clay characters to move your body! ...
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Off to See the Sea

Off to See the Sea

by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Published January 12, 2021 ​ The parent motivates the child to ...
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Pillow Places

Pillow Places

by Joseph Kuefler (Balzer + Bray) Published June 8, 2021 Two friends spend their sleepover discovering all the things a ...
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