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Early Learning and Literacy in Libraries
Helping libraries prepare all children in Colorado to be
Ready to Read, Ready to Learn and Ready to Thrive.
The Colorado State Library (CSL) is a unit of the Colorado Department of Education serving all libraries in Colorado. Along with a variety of initiatives, CSL offers early literacy support from the office of Literacy and Youth Services.
Colorado has a vision for the education of our youth, and libraries are perfectly positioned to carry this out. We support the education (and wellbeing) of children, teens and families by coordinating statewide initiatives for early literacy, summer learning, outdoor experiences, and other campaigns.
We study, host statewide conversations, from partnerships, and offer resources and training so Colorado library professionals can maximize your early literacy service with confidence and pride.
Using the links above you can find a Day-by-Day Activity Calendar filled with fun reading adventures for families, videos of favorite books read in several languages and many more tools for supporting the early reader and their families. Let us know if you have any questions, we’d be happy to help.
NEWS FOR EARLY LEARNING AND LITERACY
The Buell Foundation has graciously funded the Growing Readers Together grant program for an additional year. This funding will support 22 library systems across the state in 2023, our largest number of participating libraries ever.