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School Libraries

The Colorado State Library is a division of the Colorado Department of Education.

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The Colorado State Library (CSL) helps libraries, schools, museums, and other organizations improve services, making it easier for all Coloradans to access and use the materials and information they need for lifelong learning.

Subscribe to Colorado School Library News You Can Use

Subscribe to receive CSL News You Can Use, a weekly newsletter curated for Colorado school library professionals of events, grants, professional learning, and more.

Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries (HESTL) Program

Learn about the HESTL, Colorado Department of Education’s program for promoting school librarianship best practices and recognizing outstanding Colorado school library professionals, programs, and school leaders. 

School Libraries Communication Toolkit

Communication tools for sharing the purpose, importance and impact of strong school library programs.

School Library Information

Resources and information about Colorado school libraries.