- CSL in Session: The Power to Delight: Providing extraordinary service
January 12, 12:00-1:00 MT: Access the classroom
- 2017 Colorado Teen Video Challenge
Invite teens in your community to create a video promoting reading and public libraries to other teens! Submission deadline is February 10, 2017.
- One Book 4 Colorado 2017
This program will be back for its sixth year April 17-May 1, 2017!
- State Grants to Libraries Funding Announced for 2016-2017! The State Library is excited to award State Grants to Libraries funds to 315 libraries in Colorado. For final award amounts, view this chart. More information is available on the State Grants page.
- Check Out Colorado State Parks: Library and state park staff, find general info along with PR and cataloging resources on the program's Toolkit.
- Stories: Libraries Successfully Supporting Their Communities
In late June, the IMLS director asked states to collect and send examples of what libraries are doing to connect with and support residents. Staff in several Colorado libraries responded with some eloquent and compelling stories illustrating a small portion of what happens every day in public libraries. View those stories here.
- 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.
State Library Projects
- Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
Search over 200 different Colorado historic newspapers dating from 1859. View the original paper and articles as they originally appeared over a hundred years ago.
- Colorado Virtual Library (CVL)
Collections of interest to a wide selection of Colorado's librarians.
- Library Creation and Learning Site
Resources for library makerspaces, and instructor materials for technology training in public libraries
Statewide book giveaway for all Colorado 4-year olds.
- StoryBlocks Videos
Short videos for parents in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, and Vietnamese