Now Accepting Award Nominations for CLEL Hero and Rising Star Award

Do you have a colleague who has done outstanding work in early literacy? Please consider nominating this individual for one of our annual CLEL awards. Recipients will receive one free registration to the CLEL conference on Friday, October 12. Please write a few short paragraphs describing your nominee’s work in early literacy and submit it to by Friday, September 14.


The Hero Award is a career achievement award for outstanding generosity to the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy and/or the support of early literacy in the state of Colorado.


The Early Literacy Rising Star award will go to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional work in early literacy. This person may be newer to the field and a rising star who inspires others to do outstanding early literacy work.

Additionally, we are currently accepting suggestions for recipients of the CLEL Corporate Award. Please send the name of the organization and a few brief sentences about why you think it fits the award criteria to


For outstanding commitment to the promotion of early literacy throughout the state of Colorado and consistent support of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.

Nominations will be reviewed by the CLEL Steering Committee. Recipients of the awards will be contacted privately the week of September 24 and announced the day of the conference.

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