Remembering April Pulley Sayre

April is National Poetry Month and the perfect time to remember author and photographer, April Pulley Sayre. Although she never self-identified as a poet, her lyrical rhymes and rhythms partnered with stunning nature photography have always been on my list of go-to picture books when I want to share poetry with young children. And there …

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Around the World Storytimes

Last summer, I was dreaming of taking a vacation around the world. Since I unfortunately couldn’t do that, I decided we should travel the world for a month of our All Ages Storytime. My hope was to introduce the kids to new cultures, create an excitement about new geography, start to fuel a passion for …

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Enriching Your Spanish Storytime

By Alberto Pellicer, Early Literacy Program Coordinator, Denver Public Library Looking for ideas for your Spanish storytime? Let us help you with this blog post full of resources that will enrich your already awesome offerings to serve your diverse community. If you clicked on this post to discover great books in Spanish, let me suggest …

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So You Think You Can’t Sing

By SarahEllen Hickle, Family Place Librarian Singing may be one of the five core practices of Every Child Ready to Read 2.0, but not everyone may feel comfortable singing in front of a crowd. Of course, folks who don’t love their voice can often make the most impact on parents. If we as professionals are …

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Immigrant Voices in Picture Books

By Amanda Romero, Librarian, New Americans Project Ten percent of Coloradans, and 16% of Denver residents, are foreign-born (American Community Survey). Over one-third (36%) of Denver’s children are immigrants or have at least one immigrant parent (Kids Count Data Center). And 130,000 people in the Denver metro area, a full 37% of Denver’s immigrants, are …

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