CSL has now determined who the lucky participants of the 2013 grants are. Eight fantastic projects were chosen for the grants. I have listed below who those recipients are and what they plan on doing with their grant monies. Congrats!
WHO: Douglas County Libraries District
WHAT: eVoke 2.0: CO Statewide eBook Pilot Project
An eBook management solution that will allow libraries (specifically those in rural areas) to manage all forms of digital content.
WHO: Garfield County Libraries
WHAT: The Fifth Element
This is a continuation of last year’s grant for Garfield County Libraries stepping in to assist in the education of the county’s elementary school children after loss of funding for the schools in 2012. It provides enrichment programs on Friday afternoons (a non school day). The emphasis is on STEAM topics.
WHO: O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary School Media Center, Ft. Collins
WHAT: Use of graphic novels in promoting literacy
Not only will reluctant readers be encouraged to read graphic novels or comic books, there will also be use of iPads and software for creating their own graphic novels or comic books.
WHO: Arapahoe Library District, Sheridan Branch
WHAT: The Sheridan Family Place Project
Provide education for parents with children ages 0-5 using play-based early learning and literacy. This is geared more specifically to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking members in the community.
WHO: University of Boulder Libraries
WHAT: Natural History Collections to CO schools using 3D technology
A 3D digital collection of fossils and archeological artifacts will be presented to 4th graders around the state. This will also include the ability to access the collection online, as well as print out 3D models
WHO: Longmont Public Library
WHAT: Youth Services of ASD Community
Enhance services for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
WHO: Pike’s Peak Library District
WHAT: Mitigating Hearing Loss
The newest branch in Pike’s Peak Library District will be equipped with a hearing and induction loop which allows a patron’s hearing aid to be used as a “wireless loudspeaker”
WHO: Mesa County Public Libraries
WHAT: Adult Language Learning Project
Establishes a satellite learning program with ESL at the Dual Immersion Academy, while also providing funding for additional adult literacy issues in the county.