Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

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Latest Articles

World Forum Sheds Light on Children's Advocacy

World Forum Sheds Light on Children’s Advocacy

Q&A with Melanie Borski-Howard, 2024 CLEL Bell Awards Committee Chair and Youth Services Specialist at Boulder Public Library, and Andrea ...
Using CLEL Bell Titles in Storytime

Using CLEL Bell Titles in Storytime

by Karen Walker, Kids and Families Core Service Librarian, Jefferson County Public Library, Colorado, member of the 2024 CLEL Bell ...
Summer Reader's Advisory for Emergent Readers

Summer Reader’s Advisory for Emergent Readers

By Tina Schmidt / Douglas County Libraries, CLEL Steering Subcommittee Co-Chair Every other month, CLEL members are invited to come ...


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