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Literacy and Youth Services


Youth Services Campaigns/Events/Resources


Literacy Promotion Resources

  • READ Act information for libraries
    Background information about the Colorado READ Act and how libraries can support early literacy.
  • Continuing Education from the Colorado State Library 
    The Colorado State Library offers professional development opportunities and promotes other offerings.
  • StoryBlocks
    A collection of 30 to 60-second videos modeling to parents, caregivers & library staff songs, rhymes & fingerplays for early childhood.
  • Early Childhood Colorado
    Your gateway to services for young children and their families, and the professionals who serve them.
  • Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Toolkit
    A parent education initiative stressing that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The ECRR toolkit empowers public libraries to assume an essential role in supporting early literacy.

Youth Services Groups

In Colorado

  • Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL)
    Passionately committed to strengthening children's literacy through library services and community advocacy. CLEL's steering committee currently serves as an advisory group to the Colorado State Library.
  • Children and Teen Services Special Interest Group of the Colorado Association of Libraries (CATS)
     A forum for all library staff who serve children and teens to share ideas while working together to fill the need of consistently providing excellent services to patrons from birth to 18 and their caregivers throughout the state of Colorado.
  • CCIRA - Informing, Inspiring, and Innovating Literacy in Colorado 
    A professional organization of educators and community members dedicated to the promotion and advancement of literacy.
  • Colorado-based Email Lists


Colorado State Library
201 East Colfax Ave, Room 309
Denver, CO 80203-1799
Phone: 303-866-6900