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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...

Looking for ideas for your Spanish storytime? Let us help you with this blog post full of resources that will enrich your already awesome offerings to serve your diverse community.

If you clicked on this post to discover great books in Spanish, let me suggest the list p...

September 10, 2018

When my older son started kindergarten, he had been in public preschool for two years--about the same length of time that I had been working as a librarian. Despite these enormous advantages, I still felt bewildered when he aged out of storytime. Library school had had...

Singing may be one of the five core practices of Every Child Ready to Read 2.0, but not everyone may feel comfortable singing in front of a crowd.   Of course, folks who don’t love their voice can often make the most impact on parents.  If we as professionals are willi...

August 23, 2018

Do you have a colleague who has done outstanding work in early literacy?  Please consider nominating this individual for one of our annual CLEL awards.  Recipients will receive one free registration to the CLEL conference on Friday, October 12.  Please write a few shor...

August 13, 2018

Inspired by the success of our “book for tat” Facebook advisory program, the Denver Public Library’s Friends Foundation experimented with something very new: a pop-up tattoo event in conjunction with a  local business, Certified Tattoo Studio. And they chose the Rodolf...

July 23, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I have a special “books” tag in my Goodreads: Books about books. A handful of these are books that have gotten me thinking more seriously about librarianship serving the very young, and I share those with you here in hopes that, over at our...

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