Installations of Engagement: CLELCON22 Reflections

by Katherine Bunker / High Plains Library District Almost three years after the CoVid-19 pandemic changed the way library professionals engaged patrons, many of us are still navigating the best approach to patron engagement. In the absence of in-person programs due to social distancing restrictions, the popularity of Take-and-Makes (a prepared craft or activity to take home …

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Building Community with Playgroups

Angela McCaffery / West Custer County Library District For a few years now the West Custer County Library has been hosting a playgroup.  The weekly playgroup is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  The playgroup was originally started by a patron.  She asked if she could use the children’s area in the Library once …

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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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