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Summer Food Service Program Webinar and Resources

This summer, access to free lunches and snacks through the USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will be more important than ever to many kids across Colorado. The SFSP makes free healthy meals and snacks available to young people in communities with high rates of poverty. Many public libraries already participate as meal or snack sites, or provide programming to nearby feeding sites. Libraries can incorporate their summer library program and other fun, literacy-based activities to support child well-being and send children and teens back to school ready to learn. There is a webinar on May 28 that came about quickly on this topic that will provide much more info; it will be archived if

Phone-A-Story: A Complete Guide

Hello! My name is Alberto Pellicer and I coordinate Phone-a-Story at the Denver Public Library. Phone-a-Story started at the Denver Public Library in 2003 and since then it has grown to be a multilingual service, adding Spanish, Amharic and Vietnamese to the original English-only options. When dialing the phone number 720-865-8500, customers can currently choose among nine options to listen to stories and songs. There is also a voice mailbox where customers can leave feedback or request what stories or songs they want to hear in the future. At the beginning of the year, participating staff are assigned specific slots to record and they are reminded with an email the weeks they are suppose

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