Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Youth Services Workshops – Register Now!

Registration for the 2011 Youth Services Workshops is now open. Public librarians, school librarians, and those interested in youth services programming are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Register now! (Please register at least 1 week in advance.)

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Library People—Friends of Colorado Libraries Fundraiser

Library People—Friends of Colorado Libraries, is having a fundraiser with
Barnes & Noble on International Literacy Day, September 8.  Two main stores are being staffed; however the offer also will be honored at ANY Barnes & Noble store in the state from September 8 through the 13th as well as online purchases with the correct bookfair number.  For every eligible item that is purchased at Barnes & Noble and identified as part of the Library People—Friends of Colorado Libraries bookfair, Barnes & Noble contributes up to 12% of the purchase price to Library People.  Please spread the word.

Summer Reading at Carbon Valley – the “Reading 500”

The Carbon Valley Regional Library (High Plains Library District) in Firestone did a “Reading 500” activity this summer. Jan Cruz explains, “Each car represents a book that a Summer Reading participant read. The cars have the title of the book, author and first name of the person who read the book.” Kristi Madron (from the Centennial Park Library, also in High Plains), says this was “A fun idea in how to encourage a community to read and participate at the library.” Summer readers exceeded expectations and this turned into the “Reading 617”! See below for the video.

Summer Reading at Spanish Peaks Library District

The folks at Spanish Peaks Library District in Walsenburg have posted some of their 2011 summer reading photos online.  Library Assistant Jeanne Hoyt says, “A picture tells a story and now you can see what our story has been this summer… Great memories to all!”

I especially like their idea of playing different games from around the world to go with the “One World, Many Stories” theme. Below, a photo of the kids playing Jogo, a South American game.

Summer Reading AND Mini-Grant Reports Now Online – Due 9/30

From what I’ve been hearing, the summer reading programs at public libraries all around the state have been a smashing success this year. Please tell us all about yours!

  1. The 2011 Summer Reading Report is to be completed by ALL public libraries, whether they used the statewide theme or made their own. Please choose one person to report for your entire jurisdiction.
  2. The 2011 LSTA Mini-Grant Report is to be completed only by libraries that received a mini-grant for their 2011 summer reading program. If your library jurisdiction received multiple grants, please submit a separate report for each location.

Due date: Friday, September 30

Having a Grand Ole’ Time at the NRS Roadshows!

NRS3State Library staff from the Network and Resource Sharing Department (NRS) have been touring Colorado to share about the State Library and the services we offer. We have been having a grand ole’ time meeting with staff from Colorado libraries! Continue reading ‘Having a Grand Ole’ Time at the NRS Roadshows!’

Even More Summer Reading Around the State

To keep up our coverage of Colorado summer reading programs around the state, here are some great photos from Lara Young, Teen Services Manager at Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride.  Lara says Wilkinson PL is doing a “create your reality”  summer reading program this year.

Wilkinson PL Mural #2

“Our teens are reading and uploading their reviews-we can’t keep up with them!  Continue reading ‘Even More Summer Reading Around the State’

READ Pins for Summer Reading 2012 – ORDER NOW!

You may now place your order for READ pins for the 2012 statewide summer reading program.

We received 158 votes for this year’s pin (!!!), but this design (adjusted due to 2012 READ Pinfeedback from many of you) was the clear winner.

Following the same procedure as previous years, the Colorado State Library will place a large pin order and would be glad to “piggyback” and add your order to ours. This is a great way to promote next year’s programs, and placing a large order will make it cost effective for all of us.

Pricing details: $0.60 each (lower than last year!)

You will be emailed an invoice with the total amount owed, and this will be payable once you receive the pins in late September/early October. NOTE: A $5 shipping & handling charge will be added for orders being shipped outside of Colorado.

We will submit our bulk order on 8/12, so please submit your order NO LATER THAN Thursday, August 11th. Thank you!