Summer Reading Program
A collection of 30 to 60-second videos modeling to
parents, caregivers & library staff songs, rhymes & fingerplays for early childhood.
Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL)
Passionately committed to strengthening children's
literacy through library services and community advocacy
Early Childhood Councils
together to coordinate, increase & improve the education,
health & parenting resources available to young children & their families.
Your gateway to services for young children and their families,
and the professionals who serve them.
Fact Sheet (PDF)
Kindergarten Readiness Brochure (ages 4-5)
What children should know to function well in
kindergarten, tips for parents & caregivers. English and Spanish.
- Reading Tips
for Parents Brochure (ages 0-6)
How to read to children and set an atmosphere for
reading activities. English & Spanish.
Ready to Read (ECRR)
A parent education initiative stressing that early literacy
begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The ECRR
toolkit empowers public libraries to assume an essential role in
supporting early literacy.
Early Literacy Online Resource Guide (PDF)
Vivienne Houghton, DU Fellow, developed this guide.
Early Literacy Skills: Getting Ready to Read, From Birth to
Presentation at the 2011 Fall Youth Services Workshop by Becky
Campbell, Pikes Peak Library District
for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Resources stemming from a March 2013 webinar from CO
Department of Education, Denver Public Library, and CO
Support for K-12 Students
Colorado's virtual librarian service, available 24/7 in English
and Spanish. Chat online in real time with an information
Student Achievement Resources
Prepared by the Colorado State Publications Library.
National Youth Services Groups
Programming Ideas, Resources, & Funding
"YS News" newsletter
Features articles on learning
development, summer reading updates, timely tidbits like grant
opportunities & interesting resources, children's & teen
literature news & info on what's going on in CO libraries.
Volume 2, Issue 4 - April 2013 (PDF)
Tween Scene, part 4
Volume 2, Issue 3 - March 2013 (PDF)
Tween Scene, part 3
Volume 2, Issue 2 - February 2013 (PDF)
Volume 2, Issue 1 - January 2013 (PDF)
Tween Scene, part 1
- Volume 1, Issue 12 -
December 2012 (PDF)
Elementary Reads, part 6
1, Issue 11 - November 2012 (PDF)
Elementary Reads, part 5
1, Issue 10 - October 2012 (PDF)
Elementary Reads, part 4
- Volume 1,
Issue 9 - September 2012 (PDF)
Elementary Reads, part 3
- Volume 1,
Issue 8 - August 2012 (PDF)
Elementary Reads, part 2
- Volume 1,
Issue 7 - July 2012 (PDF)
Elementary Reads, part 1
If you have topic suggestions or want to write an article or share
info about your programs, email
Reading and Literacy
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