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Fresh Year, Fresh Ideas!

January is a great time to look for a fresh start, get some inspiration and reassess what you are doing and where you want to go with your early literacy program. With that thought in mind, here are some great sources for fresh ideas to get 2017 off to a great start! Looking for flannel board and story time ideas? Hop on over to Flannel Friday! Here, a different host is featured each week so you get a great variety in styles and ideas! Want to get some new ideas for creative play? Reading with Red has a great variety of hands on activities, and some amazing early literacy sensory centers! Need to train staff on how to do story time? Or maybe you just want a fresh take? Jbrary has an enormous

One Book 4 Colorado Voting is Open!

Voting for One Book 4 Colorado 2017 is now open! Through January 27, anyone can vote for their favorite title from amongst the 3 finalists: What Will We Build Today? by Katherine Durgin-Bruce Worms for Lunch? by Leonid Gore Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley Thanks to our excellent partners at Rocky Mountain PBS, videos of Colorado community leaders reading each title in English and Spanish are available on the OB4CO website. To help ensure good voting practices, one vote per computer per hour will be allowed. There are promotional resources available on the OB4CO Toolkit here.

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