Save the Date! Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning

Registration not yet open but save the date!

This event will bring together community leaders in five diverse cities including Denver to spark a dialogue about early learning through the arts. The project, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is being implemented in partnership between Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a national leader in early childhood arts integration; and the Institute for Child Success (ICS) an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization.

CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference

Registration for the CLEL 2018 Conference is now live!

To register please visit this link:

Cost of registration is $60.00 and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

The conference features a wide range of informative breakout sessions, plus this important keynote:

Intentionality, Interactivity, and Community: Building Blocks for Effective Early Learning Programming at Public Libraries.

Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Campana, Assistant Professor, School of Information, Kent State University, and J. Elizabeth Mills, PhD Candidate, Information Science, University of Washington Information School.

View the full conference schedule and session descriptions:

Hotel Information: A discounted rate of $119.00 is available to CLEL Conference attendees at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Westminster for the night of October 11, 2018. Please mention the CLEL Conference when booking. Reservations must be made before September 12, 2018 for the special rate to apply.

Here is a link to the online registration block.

Email with any last minute requests. Arrangements may be available after 9/12, but the rate cannot be guaranteed.

Lodging options are also available via Airbnb. We suggest using zip codes 80002 and 80003.

For further information about the 2018 CLEL Conference, please visit our conference page.

We hope to see you there!


Zero to Three Conference

This national conference, held in Denver this year, provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research and best practices in the health, well-being, and education of children birth through three and support of their families, and participate in a wide range of networking opportunities with renowned experts and thousands of colleagues from around the country.

Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Networking & Panel Discussion on Essential Health Insurance Do’s, Don’ts

WHEN: Wednesday – September 26, 2018 – 8:30AM-10:00AM

WHERE: Mile High United Way – Brad Busse Board Room, 711 Park Avenue WestDenver, CO 80205 (View Map)

COST – Free event, but please RSVP for catering.

Get to know other passionate Health Literacy advocates in Colorado with a panel discussion on Health Insurance and a light breakfast.

Attend to:

  • Connect with other champions of health literacy.
  • Increase your knowledge of and skills in health literacy.
  •  Improve written and spoken communication with your patients or clients in a variety of settings.


With open enrollment just around the corner (November 1 – January 15), take some time to learn about key health insurance topics. The health insurance system is incredibly complex and challenging for consumers to navigate in an informed manner. By learning about dos, don’ts, important dates, and other key topics, you can help the consumers you work with gain better access to care. Panelists include:

  • Caren Henderson, Connect for Health Colorado, Senior Manager of Marketing and Outreach
  • Jeff Steerman, Steerman Benefits, Insurance Broker
  • Allison Summerton, Aurora Community Assistance Network, Program Manager

Childhood, Unplugged

Location – Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Cost – $10

Organized by the Institute for Child Success in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Denver and Great Outdoors Colorado, this event will invite attendees to discuss technology and hands-on learning’s impact on child development. We will explore barriers and opportunities to improve equitable access and identify low-cost, low-burden strategies to thoughtfully incorporate good outdoor and experiential learning practices in formal and informal learning environments.

At the Table Colorado – Community Conversations

At the Table Colorado (ATTC) brings people from all walks of life together, during the same week, to participate in a series of free community-wide conversations about what makes their neighborhoods/communities/regions great and what can be done to make them even better — more sustainable, stronger and vibrant.

Launched by the Chicago Community Trust, in 2014, as On the Table, the Table concept has become a national movement, inspiring grassroots conversations across the country in cities such as: The Big Table, Columbus OH; The Longest Table, Tallahassee FL and On the Table, Lexington KY.

At the Table Colorado is the first statewide Table conversation and the first in the Rocky Mountain region.

Visit At the Table Colorado to learn more about how libraries can participate, or view this archived webinar to learn more.


This is the largest Colorado-based library conference, with plenty of great sessions specifically about youth services plus many other useful topics around librarianship, plus 3 days of excellent networking opportunities.

Submit your proposal for a session by February 15!

Find out more about CAL and the conference at


At the Table Colorado

At the Table Colorado (ATTC) brings people from all walks of life together, during the same week, to participate in a series of free community-wide conversations about what makes their neighborhoods/communities/regions great and what can be done to make them even better — more sustainable, stronger and vibrant.

Join us for an update on At the Table Colorado for an overview of the organization and to learn how your library can participate in order to facilitate community conversations.

When: Thursday September 6, 2018 at noon MT.

Where: We will be using Adobe Connect for this webinar. No registration is needed, you can join us on the day of the event by using this link –