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Publications About Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

Bonnie McCune, Early Literacy: A Sustainable Statewide Approach. American Libraries. September 2010.
An overview of CLEL's development and how a collaborative approach to early literacy work benefits libraries statewide.
McCune, Bonnie. Guiding Social Change Through Colorado's Libraries: The Early Literacy Initiative. Colorado State Library. June 2008.
A concise overview of Colorado's Early Literacy Initiative from 2004-2008. Covers events leading to the formation of the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) task force.
Marks, Robbie Bravman. Colorado Libraries Help Children Get Ready to Read: Fast Facts #258. Library Research Service. May 2008.
Baseline statistics about early literacy program types and program frequency at 13 Colorado public libraries that had (at the time of publication) staff members serving on the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy steering committee. Coverage includes adult workshops and literacy-enhanced storytimes, both in-house and off-premises (outreach).
Lance, Keith Curry & Robbie Bravman Marks. The Link Between Public Libraries and Early Reading Success. School Library Journal. September 2008.
Second part of the article ("Three of the Best") describes several public library-based early literacy programs and services underway in Colorado, Ohio, and Minnesota.

Links to Publications: Early Literacy Services in Colorado Public Libraries

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