[Libs-Or] FW: [ALACOUN:18375] FW: Studies show results of library early literacy training
Carolyn.Rawles-Heiser at ci.corvallis.or.us
Fri Aug 25 10:30:53 PDT 2006
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Subject: [ALACOUN:18375] FW: Studies show results of library early
Thought the message and information given below would be of interest to
you. Even though the report is about Colorado libraries, the content
can still be used to support requests or even to use to build one's own
Teri R. Switzer
Assoc Dean for Research, Operations, and Document Delivery Auraria
Library UCD/Metro State/CCD 1100 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80204-2095
Teri.Switzer at cudenver.edu
> Subject: Studies show results of library early literacy training
> You may be interested in two preliminary reports about the impact of
> early literacy trainings offered several years ago to library staff
> around the state. The reports show a definite change (in the right
> direction) in the services that libraries offer.
> As we all know, the years birth to five are critical to setting the
> stage for reading skills and school success.
> Colorado's libraries are proud to be offering services to reach
> parents and caregivers, especially those in charge of the 45% of
> children under six who do not attend formal childcare. Working in
> partnership with educators and other professionals in early childhood,
> we are continually striving to ensure the best start possible for all
> of the state's children.
> The two reports are:
> Training Jumpstarts Early Literacy Services
> No. 239 - June 8, 2006
> Early Literacy Initiative Impacts Public Library Services for Young
> No. 237 - April 20, 2006
> Remember that the two pamphlets noted in the "Fast Facts" are
> available FREE from the Colorado State Library in both English and
> Spanish. They are "Reading Tips for Parents"
> http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/slreadtips.htm and "Ready, Set, Go!
> Kindergarten Readiness"
> You can obtain copies by contacting Maura McGrath,
> mcgrath_m at cde.state.co.us. Please include your name, unit, email,
> phone, and how/where you plan to use the pamphlets (in a general
> sense), as well as numbers of copies of which brochure.
> An in-depth look at library early literacy efforts will be coming in
> the next few months.
> Bonnie F. McCune
> Library Community Programs Consultant
> mccune_b at cde.state.co.us
> DID YOU KNOW? Colorado has a total of 1401 school libraries,
> outnumbering McDonald's restaurants nearly 8 to 1.
> Colorado State Library
> 201 E Colfax #309
> Denver, CO 80203
> (v) 303.866.6891, (f) 303.866.6940
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