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As social distancing becomes the new norm, many authors, artists and publishers have adapted policies to help schools and libraries meet the needs of their communities. For a list of publisher guidelines on...

Let's hear from Lauren, an early literacy librarian! She wants to share some of the activities she's doing at home with her toddlers (almost 3-year-olds). Find things in your home (you don’t have to go out and purchase!) to make engaging activities for the whole family...

Oh, how I love block play! As a former preschool teacher, I quickly gained a love of blocks not only as a creative outlet, but also as a learning opportunity. I'm also a big advocate of blocks in the library - in programs, in storytimes, even in buckets on the floor!

I'...

This is the fourth in a series of conference reflections contributed by CLEL 2019 attendees who received scholarships.

During the 2019 Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, I noticed a theme across the sessions I attended. In each session, I was being challenged to see...

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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