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Programs

  • Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one’s opinion, even if that opinion might be considered unpopular or unorthodox. The campaign stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
    • Banned Websites Awareness Day was created in order to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.
  • CLC: Your Key to Accessing Libraries Across the State: Colorado Libraries Collaborate! provides FREE access to library resources for library users of all CLC member libraries. Currently all public, most school districts, academic and a number of special libraries are members.
  • Colorado Humanities along with Colorado Center for the Book, in affiliation with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, holds the Colorado contests for two national student literary competitions, Letters About Literature and River of Words.
  • Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL): All children deserve the joy of reading and the skills in life that literacy brings. Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is passionately committed to strengthening children's literacy through library services and community advocacy.
  • Conflict Resolution Month is celebrated annually in October. National and International Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of October as designated by The Association for Conflict Resolution. The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
  • Intergeneration Day, celebrated worldwide the first Sunday in October, connects generations through communication, celebration, and education.
  • Library Card Sign-up Month is in September, and the Campaign for America’s Libraries is looking for stories about how libraries are promoting the initiative.
  • National Green Week
    The Green Education Foundation has put together a program including activities, projects and a toolkit. Geared more towards schools, but public libraries can use the materials as well.

  • Read Across America Day
    Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat! Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day. March 2 is fast approaching and NEA members across the country are mobilizing millions of students, parents, VIP readers and leaders to join the nation's largest reading celebration, are you ready? Here are ten tips to make your event Seussational.
  • Teen Tech Week
    Teen Tech Week is a national initiative for teens, librarians, educators, parents, and other concerned adults that highlights the many types of technology available to teens at libraries, and encourages teens to take advantage of libraries' non-print resources.


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