In October, the Montrose Regional Library hosted an early literacy event titled Tape Town. Customers were invited to bring their toy cars and visit the children’s room where a volunteer and I had laid down roads of masking tape all over the room.

While the tape was by f...

As a fairly new children's librarian, I had no idea what to expect at CLEL, let alone how it would benefit me.  It was an all-around wonderful and informative conference, and my positive experiences throughout the day have guaranteed my attendance next year. As it turn...

This is the third in a series of blog posts contributed by CLEL members who received scholarships to attend our 2019 conference.

This was my second year attending the CLEL conference, and once again I returned home full of excitement and ideas.  The librarians at my tab...

This is the second in a series of blog posts contributed by CLEL's 2020 conference scholarship recipients.

I was particularly eager to attend the 2019 CLEL Conference because I’d heard about Reach Out and Read last year and was quite excited when I found out that Dr. Di...

This is the first in a series of blog posts contributed by scholarship recipients to CLEL 2020.

When poet Robert Burns observed that “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” he was on a farm in Scotland, not a library in Colorado. As many librarians can atte...

For years I have made a point to address the adults in my storytimes by a variety of terms from “grown-ups” to “caregivers,” recognizing that many children are not cared for by their parents. I admit, however, that I had not given further thought to the significance of...

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When chatting with our awesome intern Liz about libros en español, it came up that I am currently selecting the Picture books in Spanish (E Fic and E Non Fic) for Jefferson County Public Library.  She wondered if I could share a blog about my experienc...

March 15, 2019

Last summer, I was dreaming of taking a vacation around the world. Since I unfortunately couldn’t do that, I decided we should travel the world for a month of our All Ages Storytime.

My hope was to introduce the kids to new cultures, create an excitement about new geogr...

For this blog post, I wanted to write about an awesome program, Little University, that is being rolled out at my branch (Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales) and at several others in DPL. I am having so much fun with the program and am enjoying relating to our families in new wa...

November 19, 2018

As a storytime provider, it’s easy to get into a certain routine. You could throw together a storytime in almost no time at all. You have flannels you made last year, lyrics handouts to your favorite songs, and a mental list of your go-to books.

While that’s great, I ha...

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