CSL has now determined who the lucky participants of the 2014 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: Mesa County Libraries
WHAT: Mesa County Libraries Business Connect
Mesa County Libraries will be partnering with both the Business Incubator Center and the Colorado Small Business Development Center to provide services to entrepreneurs and small business owners by offering education of the resources available to them within the library, including research skills, website expectations and use of social media.
WHO: Explorer Elementary in Colorado Springs
WHAT: Collaborating Young Authors
Explorer Elementary School will be instigating a program that will apply Makerspace philosophy to writing, as well as establishing best practices for the integrated curriculum and tools.
WHO: Poudre River Public Library
WHAT: STREAM Lab
Poudre River Public Library will be establishing at Maker Space at the Northside Aztlan Center that will focus on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math to encourage the community’s low-income and Latino youth as a place to congregate after -school.
WHO: Denver Public Library
WHAT: Carrito Librito-The Little Book Cart
The Denver Public library will be facilitating outreach to the Latino community, specifically ages birth-three, using an ice cream type push card containing books, information about DPL, crafts and snackables.
WHO: Jefferson County Public Library
WHAT: JCPL Digital U
Jefferson County Public Library will be partnering with Senior Resource Center, Bridges to Opportunity and Metro West Housing Solutions to provide mobile kits of laptops and digital devices to be circulated (along with library staff ) amongst the six branch libraries, senior centers, community centers, and the county’s homeless shelters to facilitate teaching much needed technology skills.
WHO: Montrose Regional Library District
WHAT: Linking Latinos to the Library
The Montrose Regional Library District, in an effort to address the needs of it’s Latino community will be hosting a Dia de los Meurtos celebration, offering citizenship classes, ESL classes and training, computer classes as well as other classes of interest (TBD) to the Latino community.
WHO: Pueblo City-county Library District
WHAT: Operation Integration: Language, Literacy & Learning
PCCLD is expanding it’s existing service of providing bilingual (English/Spanish) literacy, computer/digital training and language development classes from 40 to 60 adult students.
WHO: Pine River
WHAT: Heritage Hub
Pine River Library, in cooperation with the Pine River Senior Center, will provide a program to teach seniors to digitally record and preserve their personal histories