February 7, 2017

We are proud to announce our six newest Storyblocks videos. This year, with the support of the Colorado State Library, Rocky Mountain PBS, and eight excellent presenters, we were able to add three new languages to our repertoire. We now have videos in English, Spanish,...

December 12, 2016

Congratulations to our new Steering Committee Members and thank you to all who ran and participated in this year's election. We are looking forward to the future of CLEL in the coming year!

Stella Fowler, Branch Library Specialist, Boulder Public Library

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July 26, 2016

The Spell Symposium is scheduled to occur the day before the 2016 CLEL Converence (which is also now open for registration). Read below for more information about the conference and available stipends for travel and if attending the CLEL Conference, possible free entry...

January 27, 2016



The start of a new year gives us the opportunity to reflect on what was and how it can impact what is to come. Perhaps some things can be let go in favor of moving forward into a new experience. This goes for our individual personal lives, our professional lives, the...

December 15, 2015



Libraries across the country are incorporating Early Literacy corners into the physical library space and into the digital realm. Both processes help to connect parents and caregivers to information pertaining to Early Literacy and encourage engagement beyond the wal...

September 19, 2015

The CLEL Conference took place on Friday, September 18 in Lakewood, Colorado. There were 180 registrants for this year's conference - the most ever! Over the course of the day, three break-out sessions featured over 18 presenters, we had a keynote speech presented by D...

June 16, 2015





Storytime is not only a fabulous way to connect the parents and little ones in your community to each other, but it can also be a venue to connect those children and parents to helpers in your community. We’ve just started a series at my library with the local poli...

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