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  • Check Out Colorado State Parks launches June 20! Library and state park staff, find general info along with PR and cataloging resources on the program's Toolkit.
  • E-books available for low-income K-12 students and families from Open eBooks. Learn more about the program and how to get started on the School Libraries page.
  • ESSA Guidance for School Libraries: On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law. The law includes language that ensures effective school libraries are addressed in state and local plans. The Colorado State Library has prepared a document on the Basic Provisions in ESSA for Libraries, Technology, and Digital Learning.
  • 2015-2016 State Grants to Libraries Funding Announced! View this funding allocation chart for final amounts.
  • Update: 2015-2016 LSTA Grant Cycle
    Due to fewer funds being available for ongoing operations of key or required library services to Colorado libraries and Coloradans, the FY15-16 LSTA grant application process has been cancelled for this year. If you have been working on, or considering submitting a grant for the August due date, we apologize for the inconvenience. Other grant resources are available at Other Funding Opportunities. While not all are library-specific, some may be suitable for the kinds of projects that libraries need for serving the public.
    More information about LSTA Grants.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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