This month, we’re highlighting another outstanding local chapter by giving them a shout-out on the blog.
Have you always wanted a group of mentors and friends IRL? Make sure you’re connected with your local chapter for online discussions and in-person meet-ups. Not only are they a great way to learn from your peers, but they’re also fun. Find your local chapter here, or learn more about what it takes to be a chapter leader.
This month we’re so proud to announce our partnership with CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy)! They will be serving as our local chapter for Colorado residents and SU followers.
If you’re not already a member, please do join the Facebook group, here. Also, make sure you take a look at their website and join the organization. It’s free and you don’t have to be a Colorado resident to be a member! CLEL closely aligns with the goals of the SU community, but they provide even more concrete services in your area. You definitely don’t want to miss out on some of these free resources:
- StoryBlocks- We love these recordings of rhymes and songs that Colorado libraries are creating in many languages. You can browse by age group or language and each comes with written lyrics and an early literacy tip. For extra fun, try to spot Joint Chief Mary Kuehner. (Hint: She’s fluent in Spanish.)
- Early Literacy Tips- If you like our Fast Facts, you’ll love these tips! They’re organized by ECRR practices and ready to implement.
- CLEL Bell Nominees and Winners- Wish it was easier to find books that tie in ECRR practices like writing and talking? The CLEL Bell awards are designed to do just that! Pro tip: You don’t have to be a Colorado resident to make a nomination for these awards.
- Yearly conferences and learning opportunities- Members have a chance to get together and learn at least once a year with a very affordable conference.
And the most exciting part for us? With CLEL’s agreement to become a local chapter, they are bringing a renewed focus on hosting free events and opportunities for you to get together for learning, networking, and fun.
So, Colorado library friends, we hope you’re reading and taking advantage.