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Conference Call for Proposals

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) announces the Call for Presenters for the 2017 CLEL Conference. The 2017 CLEL Conference will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Convention Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont CO 80501. The conference welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura, Associate Professor at the University of Denver in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Watamura's research interests include stress and health in young children, parenting, child care, and physical and psychological health in young children. In addition to a keynote speaker, we will have break-out sessions. Break-out sessions will be 50 minu

5 Fun Facts About One Book 4 Colorado

It's hard to believe that it's April. Even harder still to believe that One Book 4 Colorado is just around the corner! To celebrate this great event, we thought it would be fun to look back and present some fast facts about the program that can be shared during this year's events! 1: This is the 6th year of this amazing program! Maybe a Bear Ate it was the very first OB4CO book back in 2012! 2: OB4CO gives away over 75,000 copies of the same book each year- it's also made available in English and in Spanish. 3: Research shows that children in low-income families tend to have fewer books in their homes and are exposed to 30 million fewer words before the age of four than their higher-income p

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