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Children's Literacy Resources for Libraries

Support for Early Literacy in Your Library

Children’s Literacy Training and Workshops

The Colorado State Library provides training for you and other library staff. Learn how to apply the concepts to story hours and other activities. Make connection with a network of libraries who are already involved. A number of libraries provide training and workshops for adults in early literacy (to reach children birth to eight years).

Contact Best Crist, our Youth & Family Services Consultant, for more information.

Colorado Statewide Summer Reading Program

Colorado is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). For more information, visit our Summer Reading Program pages, or the CSLP website.

Stay connected with Colorado Librarians

Register for the Colorado Youth Services (CYS-Lib) email list, hosted by the Colorado State Library, for all library staff working with children or young adults in public, school, and other libraries.

Children's Literacy Resources from the Colorado State Library

The Colorado State Library has two FREE pamphlets you can download, or receive by calling or emailing us. Order in bulk to distribute to local childcares, parents, or home care providers.

Reading Tips for Parents
Easy-to-do activities for parents of children birth through about seven (English and Spanish).

Kindergarten Readiness Brochure
Brief tips for parents and caregivers, for children about four to five (English and Spanish).

We have more resources you can print and offer to parents, caregivers, teachers, and childcare providers.

Web Resources for Older Children


Reports on the effectiveness of library literacy projects

Colorado State Library Report "Guiding Social Change through Colorado's Libraries: The Early Literacy Initiative"

For additional information, contact Sharon Morris, 303-866-6730 or Beth Crist.

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