Announcing the Spanish CLEL Bells

May 25, 2024 • info@clel.org COLORADO – Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is pleased to announce a newly formed committee that will present CLEL Bell Awards to winning Spanish-language titles in 2025. A complement to the English CLEL Bell Awards, the Spanish Bells will select five outstanding picture books produced in Spanish that model the …

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Facing Book Bans: A Meetup Recap

Book challenges and bans have increased dramatically in recent years, and librarians often find themselves in the center of the fray. Whether circulating a book about two male penguins raising a chick together or a singable story about a drag queen, libraries strive to remain universally accessible institutions promoting free and open access to resources …

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Call to Action – Senate Bill 049

Support Senate Bill 24 – 049, “Content of Material in Libraries” Colorado lawmakers Lisa Cutter, Chris Kolker, Juie Joseph and Eliza Hamrick have introduced a bill that would change how school libraries and public libraries handle book challenges. Senate Bill 24 – 049, “Content of Material in Libraries,” would protect libraries from the increasing number …

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