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Colorado Authors Poster
The Colorado Authors poster promotes Colorado authors to Colorado readers. The Children's, Juvenile and Young Adult authors are intended to educate children about the richness and diversity of Colorado authors who write just for them. As we sought to highlight authors in the state who have contributed to Colorado's literary identity, we involved a broad array of experts in the literary field, such as writers and public librarians.
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Read Across America Day
The National Education Association sponsors Read Across America Day each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Money Smart Week @ your Library
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and ALA team up to present this event in April.
- Money Smart Week @ your Library official website
- Money Smart Week @ your Library from Programming Librarian
Banned Books Week
Numerous organizations sponsor Banned Books Week, celebrated the last week of September each year.
National Gaming Day @ your Library
On the second Saturday each November, ALA sponsors this event to reconnect communities through their libraries around all types of games.
Statewide Library Awareness Campaign
Colorado’s statewide library awareness campaign is What’s Next?! The purpose of the campaign is to ensure the future of libraries statewide and build the Colorado library brand by increasing awareness of the transformational aspects of libraries and the positive impact libraries have on their communities. The spirit of the campaign will be courageous, humorous, and the final messages will be delightful and unexpected.
Summer Reading Program
Fun for kids, teens, parents, caregivers and librarians.
- Colorado Statewide Summer Reading Program from the Colorado State Library
- Collaborative Summer Library Program from CSLP
Teen Tech Week
YALSA sponsors Teen Tech Week each year in early March.
- Teen Tech Week from YALSA
- Teen Tech Week: Create, Share, Learn @ Your Library from In the Library with the Lead Pipe blog
Support Teen Literature Day
YALSA sponsors this day in April during National Library Week to raise awareness that young adult literature has much to offer today's teens.
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
This event is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30.
- Ideas and Resources for El Día de los Niños from the Colorado State Library
- Celebrate: Children’s Day/Book Day from REFORMA Colorado and Library People
- El Día de los niños/El día de los libros from ALA
National Library Week
ALA sponsors National Library Week each year around the second week of April.
- National Library Week from ALA
Teen Read Week
YALSA sponsors Teen Read Week each year during the third week in October.
Special Colorado Booklists
Library Marketing Resources on the Web
Arm Yourself with Facts and Figures
Use readily available, and very impressive, quotable facts prepared by the Library Research Service. Call up a reporter, radio or television station and offer to do an interview. Bowl them over with these insights about libraries. Various versions available.
Quotable Facts about America's Libraries
Examines national trends and statistics in America's public, school, and academic libraries. Now available in Spanish.
Gale Cengage Learning Free Marketing Promotional Tools
Free resources from Thomson-Gale. Includes links for: Academic Libraries, Public & School Libraries, Hospital Libraries, Law Libraries, and Military Libraries. Also e-books and Chilton guide downloadables.
CAL Marketing Committee Resources
The Marketing Committee of the Colorado Association of Libraries has compiled a wealth of resources on marketing, public relations and advocacy for quick and easy use by any type of library, of any size.
For additional information contact Beth Crist, 303-866-6908.