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Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

Passionately committed to strengthening children’s literacy through library services and community advocacy.


Membership is 100% FREE and open to anyone interested in early literacy.

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CLELCON21 Reflections: So Hard to Choose!

CLELCON21 Reflections: So Hard to Choose!

Each year CLEL is able to provide scholarship opportunities to Colorado library staff and we ask our recipients to blog ...
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Fight Imposter Syndrome with the Annual CLEL Awards!

Fight Imposter Syndrome with the Annual CLEL Awards!

Do you know how awesome you are? For many of us, the answer is no. It is easy for librarians ...
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young boy in library playing with toy car, about to put car inside long cardboard tube

Play, Learn, and Grow Videos Are Ready to Roll!

Growing Readers Together is proud to announce our video-based, caregiver workshop is ready to share with families and caregivers in ...
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Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World

by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) Published February 2, 2021 ...
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Reuse This Book!

Reuse This Book!

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, illustrated by Emma Morris (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company) Published March 30, 2021 A great book ...
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You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer!

You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer!

by April Jones Prince, illustrated by Christine Davenier (Margaret Ferguson Books) Published August 3, 2021 This book is two books ...
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