Family Fun Activities

Let’s hear from Lauren, an early literacy librarian! She wants to share some of the activities she’s doing at home with her toddlers…

Every Child a Builder

Oh, how I love block play! As a former preschool teacher, I quickly gained a love of blocks not only as a creative outlet, but also as a…

Tape Town: An Early Literacy Playdate

In October, the Montrose Regional Library hosted an early literacy event titled Tape Town. Customers were invited to bring their toy cars and visit the children’s room where a volunteer and I had laid down roads of masking tape all over the room. While the tape was by far the most daunting task, I’d like …

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A First-timer at CLEL

As a fairly new children’s librarian, I had no idea what to expect at CLEL, let alone how it would benefit me. It was an all-around wonderful and informative conference, and my positive experiences throughout the day have guaranteed my attendance next year. As it turns out, though, the most valuable and constructive class I …

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2019 CLEL Conference Reflection

This is the second in a series of blog posts contributed by CLEL’s 2020 conference scholarship recipients. I was particularly eager to attend the 2019 CLEL Conference because I’d heard about Reach Out and Read last year and was quite excited when I found out that Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, founding medical director of Reach Out …

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The Best-laid Plans

Updated: Dec 3, 2020 by Cindy Johanson, Douglas County Libraries Guest Blogger This is the first in a series of blog posts contributed by scholarship recipients to CLEL 2020. When poet Robert Burns observed that “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” he was on a farm in Scotland, not a library …

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