Putting SPELL into Action
SPELL Libraries & Their Community Partners
Cortez Public Library
Butler Head Start
Montelores Early Childhood Council
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Denver Public Library
Migrant Education Project
Garfield County Public Library District
Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute
High Plains Library District
The Family Connects HIPPY
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
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SPELL: The Research
Library & Community Partners
Aurora Public Library
Offers RISE storytimes and parent classes, Spanish storytimes, tutoring for kids, Children’s Hospital summer reading program, Channel 31 Every Day Book Club.
Provides early childhood education tools to parents of 0-3 year olds. Reached nearly 18,000 families; goal of 25,000 annually. It is privately supported and has over 200 partners and affiliates that provide resources.
CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy)
In January 2008, staff from CO public libraries and the CO State Library joined together to develop a comprehensive approach to delivering and supporting early literacy services statewide.
Its Motheread/Fatheread and Teacheread programs offer training for adult educators and parents who don’t read well to share books with children. Goal is to get many people trained in curriculum.
Colorado State Library
Provides support for libraries statewide on early literacy efforts, both ongoing efforts and annual programs like One Book 4 CO and the summer reading program.
Adapted outreach program called History Take Out for 3rd -4th grade students for ECE and Kindergarten students.
High Plains Library District
Provides high quality storytimes and collections to children 0-6 and their parents, as well as useful brochures for parents of young children on a variety of topics.
Invest in Kids
Offers two main projects: Incredible Years and Nurse-Family Partnership. For the latter, highly qualified nurses visit mothers and their babies in their homes for 2 years to provide nursing support and parent mentoring.
Lake County Public Library
This library, located in Leadville, provides storytimes to children 0-6 and their parents, along with strong collections for this age group.
Pikes Peak Library District
Every Child Ready to Read program built into all storytime programs. Also offer parent workshops. Partner with Head Start, First Visitors, Success by Six.
Reach Out and Read Colorado
In health clinics throughout the state, the organization reaches parents with messages about early literacy and provides books for children in wellness visits.
Rocky Mountain PBS
Provides televised early childhood programs for parents and children in English and Spanish. Also a collaborator on the StoryBlocks website.
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
Focused on positive development of children, youth, and families. Provide grants for programs focusing on children 0-5. Partner with many agencies. Professional development, early literacy, 65% outside of Denver area.
University of Denver
Early Childhood Librarianship specialization combines early childhood education and librarianship for this master’s program, which has so far yielded 10 graduates and 20 new fellows.