Colorado State Library's SPELL Projects -- SPELL: The Research and Putting SPELL into Action -- have been generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The planning team has reviewed existing studies and undertaken new research to create a blueprint of promising practices for libraries and other agencies to deliver early literacy information and resources to low-income families with young children.
Beth Crist, Colorado State Library
Carol Edwards, Denver Public Library
Gigi Holman, Pikes Peak Library District
Linda Hofschire, Colorado State Library
Lizz Martensen, Montrose Regional Library
Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library
Sarah L. Ortiz, Consultant
Janine Reid, High Plains Library District
Mary Stansbury, University of Denver
Meghan Wanucha, Colorado State Library
Megan Wilson, Reach out and Read
Duan Zhang, University of Denver
September 8, 2016
Learn all about our SPELL findings in this interactive day! Registration is free, and now open!
Poster Session at the Zero to Three Conference in Seattle
Dec 3-5, 2015
Wonderful updates on research relating to brain development and early childhood were shared at the Zero to Three Conference. The Poster Sessions were a combination of academic and practitioners sharing their news.
Poster Session at the Colorado Association of Libraries
October 22-24, 20015
SPELL offered a poster session at the Conference for all Colorado Librarians. Many of the SPELL partner libraries were present to share their experiences with attendees.
Putting SPELL into Action Presentation at the 2015 CLEL Conference
September 18, 2015
Putting SPELL into Action will be featured at a session at the 2015 CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference! This is the only conference in the country to focus on professional development specifically for library staff that serve very young children and their parents.
Poster Session at ALA Annual Conference
June 25-30, 2015
Poster session where we shared a large diagram of the blueprint at the Diversity and Outreach Showcase during the American Library Association's Annual Conference.
Putting SPELL into Action Begins!
October 2014-September 2016
IMLS has funded this second SPELL project in which the project team and many partners will put the SPELL blueprint recommendations into action in libraries across Colorado. Follow this website to track the project's progress!
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