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Youth and Family Services


  • 2014 Summer Reading Report Form now available! Please complete the report by September 1. Once we receive your report, you'll be automatically registered for the 2015 Summer Reading Program!

  • 2014 Summer Reading Mini-Grant Report Form also available! For those libraries and branches that received a 2014 Mini-Grant, please complete the report by September 18.

  • Teen Video Contest Winner Announced!
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    Go to to read all about it, or jump to the finalist videos at - See more at:
  • SPELL--Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries--is a project funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Check out the project's progress at its website,, including archived materials from the project's two webinars and the blueprint of recommendations.


Summer Reading Program

Early Literacy

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Support for K-12 Students


National Youth Services Groups

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"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.

For older issues of the YS Newsletter, please go to the Newsletter Archive.

If you have topic suggestions or want to write an article or share info about your programs, email Beth Crist.

Reading and Literacy

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Beth Crist

Colorado State Library
201 East Colfax Ave, Room 309
Denver, CO 80203-1799
Phone: 303-866-6908
FAX: 303-866-6940

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What does Beth do?

As the Youth & Family Services Consultant, Beth provides consulting and training on child development, library programming and activities as well as public/school library collaboration. She supports children, teens and families by coordinating statewide initiatives for early literacy, summer reading and other campaigns.

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