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  • 2024 JAMBOREE | ImaginationLibraryCo

    2024 JAMBOREE Thank you for joining this year's Jamboree! ILCO hosted our annual Spring Jamboree with affiliates last week, May 9-10 in Denver. The Jamboree kicked off on Thursday evening with a cocktail reception with dinner, music, networking and Dolly trivia games. Speakers included: Governor Polis stopped by on Friday morning to celebrate the successes of the program with affiliates and to accept a signed photo of Dolly, Kelly Dunkin from Co Gives Foundation Brooke Seigle from Imagination Library Middle Tennessee/United Way of Greater Nashville; and a 3-part session on The Role of Books and Developmental Milestones with Dr. Michelle Shiffman , a pediatrician from Reach Out and Read, Heather Craiglow from CDEC/Head Start and 1st grade teacher Christy Howard from Steele Elem in Co Springs. Nicolle Davies, Allie Wegner (Co Labs), Michelle Anthony (DPIL) also gave an update on Imagination Library state and national. 40+ affiliates from across Colorado attended. Video Series of Jamboree Sessions 1 – 4 Dr. Michelle Shiffman Heather Craiglow / CDEC Christy Howard, Steele Elementary Brooke Seigle Bright by Text Affiliate Share Out COLORADO LAB GRAPHIC Who's Who: Kelly Dunkin : joined Colorado Gives Foundation as President and CEO in February 2019. Previously, she worked for a variety of nonprofits, businesses and social impact organizations, including 11 years with The Colorado Health Foundation in Denver. Throughout her career, Kelly has earned many accolades, most recently being named one of the Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs. When she’s not working, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, practicing Spanish, reading and getting outdoors mountain biking, skiing or trail running. ​ Nicolle Davies : is the State Librarian of Colorado. Previously, she served as the Executive Director for Charleston Public Library and Arapahoe Libraries. In 2016, Nicolle was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the year for her dedication to “her unequivocal belief that libraries are essential services, not just ‘nice’ assets, and the best medium to achieve an informed citizenry.” Michelle Anthony : is a regional director for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. She’s passionate about bringing positive change to her community, and has spent her entire career working in the non-profit sector for youth serving organizations. Michelle and her husband have two daughters, and all four of them are avid readers! Outside of reading, they enjoy watching the Denver Broncos, playing sports, spending time in the Rocky Mountains, and just being together as a family. ​ Allie Wegner : is a former early childhood educator who is passionate about making systems work, particularly for communities placed at risk. Allie joined the Lab because she believes that smart policy and compassionate people can make daily life better for Coloradoans. Heather Craiglow: is the Director of the Head Start Collaboration Office at the Department of Early Childhood. Heather’s role is to provide leadership and facilitate collaboration among Head Start agencies and entities that carry out activities designed to benefit low-income children from birth to school entry, and their families. ​ Dr. Michelle Stiffman : is the Medical Director for Reach Out and Colorado and is a bilingual Pediatrician at Denver Health. She is also the mom of an energetic toddler who has her reading "the little engine that could" from ILCO every night on repeat. Christy Howard: is a passionate 1st grade teacher from Steele Elementary who empowers her students to effect change. Inspired by the positive impact of Imagination Library, Christy created an entire curriculum around the teachings of Dolly Parton. Not only did her students meet state standards across multiple disciplines, but they raised over $1300 for Imagination Library. For her work as an educator, Christy has received numerous awards, including the Colorado Council for Social Studies’ Outstanding Educator of the Year award in 2018. Brooke Seigle : is the Senior Manager of Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee, serving children and families in Davidson, Sumner, and Williamson Counties with 50,000 young minds enrolled in the program and raising half a million dollars a year to support the effort. She is an avid outdoors woman with an inclination toward wild waters, climbing the tallest crags, and running the toughest trails. She is keen on loving children and making literacy accessible and equitable for all. ​

  • Check Availability | ImaginationLibraryCo

    Bibliotecas de imaginación de afiliados locales Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has launched a Colorado statewide program to build sustainably funded affiliates in every county. ​ The first year Imagination Library of Colorado will focus on partnering with local communities to bring Imagination Library programs to new counties and support current affiliates to expand their service area. ​ There may not be an affiliate in your neighborhood just yet, but we are working hard to expand and connect with local champions to launch affiliates. Please check the availability below. If you'd like to be notified when an affiliate opens in the area please sign up with your email via ​ Visit Become an Affiliate to learn what it takes to launch in your community or financially support your local affiliate.

  • Donate | ImaginationLibraryCo

    Give the Gift of Reading Give the gift of Books Your generosity ensures Colorado children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in the classroom and beyond. With the gift of books, you're helping to build a strong foundation for our babies to become Kindergarten ready

  • Our Team | ImaginationLibraryCo

    JACK TATE Presidente y director ejecutivo, miembro de la junta Durante su tiempo como senador en la Asamblea General de Colorado, Jack Tate desarrolló un historial de ser un campeón del éxito y las oportunidades para todos los habitantes de Colorado, cumpliendo con el tema de su campaña de "Chicken in Every Pot, Book on Every Shelf, Peces en todos los arroyos ". Con más de 20 años de experiencia en liderazgo ejecutivo, Jack está emocionado de defender un esfuerzo que coloca a los niños en el camino correcto hacia el éxito desde sus primeras experiencias, entendiendo que todo niño sueña con crecer para ser la mejor versión de sí mismo, sueños que a menudo comienzan en libros. El libro favorito de Jack cuando era niño era Millones de gatos. Tiene un MBA en Marketing y una Maestría en Finanzas. Josephine Metoyer Chair of Board of Directors For over 30 years Jo Metoyer has been a K-12 education advocate, volunteering for and serving those school districts where she raised her 6 children - including over 23 years in Colorado at Cherry Creek School District. Jo’s core beliefs are that education is the foundation of a free society in our country and that every child has the right to access quality education. Learning to read is the core building block of any later education, and the Imagination Library supports this vital activity in a child’s life. After graduating from Wilmington National University with a degree in business management and marketing, Jo works as an account executive for a large global energy savings company supporting school districts, community colleges, and other public entities throughout Colorado driving safe, healthy, sustainable, energy-efficient buildings while supporting Colorado’s decarbonization initiatives. A Chicago native, she has lived in Colorado for 25 years, raised 6 kids in southeast Aurora, and now resides in Severance slightly rural living. Jo loves spending time with family, her fur babies and traveling. Her favorite children’s book is a tie between Love You Forever – by Robert Munsch and If The Shoe Fits – by Alison Jackson. LAURA DOUGLAS director de operaciones Durante ella ... Jeff Bridges Vice-Chair of Board of Directors Colorado Senator Jeff Bridges represents South Metro Denver, the community where he and his brilliant wife AnnMarie grew up and where they live with their floppy dog Walt. Working across the aisle, Bridges sponsored and passed bipartisan legislation to provide full day Kindergarten to every Colorado kid, guarantee paid sick leave for every working Coloradan, and establish the Middle Income Housing Authority to keep Colorado affordable for nurses, teachers, and firefighters. Before his election to the legislature, Bridges handled military and small business policy as a Legislative Assistant for US Senator Ken Salazar and also ran public affairs for Union Theological Seminary. He earned a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College and a Master of Divinity from Harvard. Bridges currently serves on the Joint Budget Committee and chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. Bridges' favorite book as a kid was the same as Dolly's: The Little Engine That Could . That and the incomparable The Monster at the End of This Book . Spoiler alert: it was Grover the whole time! (Bridges reports feeling true terror during the first read-through, but trusted his mother not to do anything that might actually hurt Grover.) Melissa Osse Board Member Melissa Osse is an experienced government relations executive with 20 years’ experience in working across various government and business industry sectors. She worked on the original Colorado READ Act (HB12-1238) to ensure literacy education for early elementary grade students to master reading and literacy skills necessary to meet at grade level by the time they get to 4th grade. In her current roles as VP of Government Relations for HCA Healthcare, she oversees the development of all state and local legislative priorities, political strategies, and healthcare policy decisions in multiple states for the Continental Division. An active member of her community, Melissa participates in several business and charitable organizations including the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of the Rockies. She lives in Parker with her two sons Cooper and Owen, and dog Jasmine. In her free time, Melissa loves to cook, travel with friends, and spend time with her boys. Her favorite children’s books include Good Night Moon – by Margaret Wise Brown, of which she can recite from memory and the Dragons Love Tacos series by Adam Rubin. Jenifer Waller Board Member As Chief Executive Officer and President of the Colorado Bankers Association, Jenifer Waller is a champion of banking advocacy. From her long career both at CBA and as a bank examiner for the Colorado Division of Banking, she understands the pivotal role that financial literacy plays in the economic success of our community. Waller gives back to the community through her participation in numerous civic and educational programs, including acting as a trustee for the Graduate School of Banking and her work with the Compliance Alliance. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her sons Joe and Travis and husband Doug. Her favorite children’s book is Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman. A very close second is the Harry Potter series which she read together with her children. Eve Lieberman Board Member Eve Lieberman has nearly 15 years of experience as a senior strategist, policy and legislative expert, and leading teams to success. She currently serves as the Chief Policy Advisor and Legislative Counsel for Governor Jared Polis. In her current capacity, she manages the legislative, policy and federal affairs teams and has overseen many successful Governor early childhood priorities, including the establishment of Imagination Library of Colorado. Eve earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and attended law school at the George Washington University Law School. Eve lives in Denver with her husband and two children - both of whom are huge fans of the Imagination Library books they receive each month. Amy Grolnick Board Member Amy is a former language arts teacher who hoped to communicate her love of language and literature to her students. After staying home to raise her three kids for some time, Amy pivoted to her next career in Human Resources where she served as an executive and consultant for high growth, Colorado-based companies. Amy is passionate about the Imagination Library’s mission given her educational background and belief in the power of the written word. Amy holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University. In her free time, Amy enjoys playing tennis, running and walking with her dogs and husband, heading to the mountains for skiing and hiking, and of course, reading. Amy’s favorite childhood books were What is Your Favorite Smell My Dear , Charlotte’s Web and all the Nancy Drew mysteries. Jim Smallwood Board Member Jim Smallwood is a business consultant and Colorado State Senator, elected in 2016. He represents State Senate District 4 in Douglas County which encompasses the communities of Castle Rock, Larkspur, Parker, Franktown, and Castle Pines. Senator Smallwood is the current chairman of the Legislative Audit Committee, the ranking member and former chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the former vice-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and a former member of the Business Labor and Technology and Appropriations Committees. Prior to being elected, Jim owned and managed several businesses related to employee benefits including an insurance brokerage firm, a third-party benefits administration firm, a COBRA administration firm, and an HR consulting firm. He formerly serviced on the Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, along with several councils and advisory panels assembled by state and national insurance companies. Jim and his wife have lived in Douglas County since 1996 and have raised their three sons in Parker. His favorite children’s books are Amelia Bedelia and Dream Snow. Danielle Lammon Board Member Danielle is very active in the Aurora, Colorado, community and is an appointed Board Member and Chair for the City of Aurora Citizens Budget Committee and Past President of the Rotary Club of Aurora, where she is the Program Director of Imagination Library Aurora. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Imagination Library Colorado Statewide program to expand equal access to books in the home, promoting early childhood literacy and kindergarten readiness. She is also Chair of the Spina Bifida Association of Colorado and is part of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team and a graduate of Leadership Aurora. Over the last five years, Danielle created and built the only Sensory Garden in Aurora with her leadership team & staff. As part of her work with her Rotary Club, they built the first Inclusive playground in the City of Aurora that serves children with disabilities as well as adults and veterans. Danielle consistently empowers others to make a positive impact in their community. She is a children’s book author and independent publisher as well as a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. JOSH HANFLING Miembro de la Junta Joshua Hanfling es cofundador de Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs, una empresa de cabildeo de Colorado. Es el presidente fundador de la Biblioteca de la imaginación de Denver. Su enfoque principal sin fines de lucro es la seguridad pública y la educación en Denver. También se desempeña como Cónsul Honorario del Reino de Marruecos para Colorado. Ghislaine Bruner Board Member Ghislaine Torres Bruner is an attorney at Polsinelli, focused on assisting clients in developing and implementing effective business strategies, including the anticipation of possible disputes, litigation and plans for early resolution. Hannah Dillon Intern Hannah graduated from Metropolitan State University in December of 2023, where she found a passion for analyzing and interpreting geographic data. Hannah's core beliefs that everyone should have access to equal opportunities continues to shine as she begins her career in the field of environmental sciences. ​ As an administration intern, Hannah is focusing on funding and enrollment for Morgan County while she works on a mapping project for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Colorado website. Growing up in rural Missouri, Hannah's mom was a librarian on a bookmobile that traveled to several communities without access to the public library. Hannah built a strong connection with her imagination through reading as she spent her summer days on the bookmobile. She has too many favorites to remember, but the earliest book she remembers reading is Love You Forever. Kyle Loeffler Intern A future high school educator, Kyle Loeffler graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in history. While he was a student, he worked with the Community Development team at Metro Caring, a Denver based non-profit combatting food insecurity across the city. Through his work with Imagination Library of Colorado, he can combine his passions for public education and community building. On the weekends, Kyle enjoys performing around Denver with local rock groups and hiking with his dog, Olive. His favorite book as a kid was Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman.

  • CONTACT | ImaginationLibraryCo

    Comuníquese con la Biblioteca de la imaginación de Colorado General 711 Park Ave W Denver CO 80205 Teléfono: (720) 443-1026 a través de las redes sociales Envíanos una nota! Enviar ¡Gracias por contactarnos! ​ Para Autores: Dollywood Foundation tiene un contrato exclusivo con Penguin Random House. Solo los libros publicados por PRH pueden incluirse en la Biblioteca de imaginación de Dolly Parton. Esta asociación crea un programa rentable para las filiales locales. Gracias por su interés. ​ Books Books Dolly Parton Kids

  • Why Literacy Matters | ImaginationLibraryCo

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  • Sponsorships | ImaginationLibraryCo

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  • Reading to Your Child | ImaginationLibraryCo

    A los 0-24 MESES ¿Por qué es importante la comunicación del bebé al nacer? Las señales no verbales como el contacto visual, los arrullos, el llanto y la escucha son el "lenguaje" de su bebé para decirle sus necesidades, deseos y sentimientos. Cuando los padres responden a los gestos de su bebé, están construyendo la arquitectura misma de su cerebro, lo que determina la base para el desarrollo futuro del lenguaje, la comunicación y las relaciones. La interacción "servir y devolver" da forma al cerebro Todo lo que necesita hacer es sonreír, hablar, cantar, leer, jugar y responderle a su bebé. Se llama interacción "servir y devolver". Este proceso de ida y vuelta es fundamental para el cableado del cerebro, especialmente en los primeros años. Las interacciones de servicio y devolución ayudan a los padres a crear un entorno seguro para los bebés, y ayudan a los bebés a darse cuenta de que están siendo atendidos y comprendidos. Temas y conceptos Énfasis en el desarrollo de la vista y la visión con texto grande y colores brillantes. Enseñar habilidades sensoriales a través del tacto con páginas gruesas de cartón Rima y ritmo de palabras en un estilo repetitivo. Texto diario simple y fácil de usar para el desarrollo de vocabulario Texto mínimo con ilustraciones atractivas de "señalar y decir" Sonidos divertidos de personajes cotidianos y texto para cantar para mejorar las habilidades auditivas Temas de crianza y apego en patrones de cantar canciones Consejos para probar Ayude a su bebé a explorar el libro. Deje que su bebé pase las páginas, lo agarre o incluso lo muerda. Señale imágenes interesantes y tómese el tiempo para hacer preguntas mientras lee. Di: "Mira la mariposa". Cúbralo y pregunte: "¿Dónde está la mariposa?" Descúbrelo y di: "¡Peek-a-boo butterfly!" Permanezca en una página mientras su bebé esté interesado. Pase la página o deje de leer cuando su bebé mire hacia otro lado o parezca cansado o aburrido. Lea con alegría y entusiasmo. Usa diferentes voces para diferentes personajes. Haga preguntas que su hijo pueda responder señalando. Puedes decir: "¿Dónde está el perrito?" o "¿Dónde está el bebé feliz?" o "¿Quién dice miau?" Imite los sonidos que hace su hijo mientras mira una imagen. Luego agregue una frase muy corta, como, "Muu, la vaca dice muu". Copie sus reacciones al libro que están disfrutando juntos. Hablar en oraciones lentas y cortas y esperar a que su hijo se turne para hablar le ayuda a entender. Deje que su niño pequeño le dé un nombre a una imagen; luego agregue un comentario como: “¡Sí, un avión! El avion esta volando. El avión está volando en el cielo ". Ayude a su hijo a fingir ser un personaje de un libro. Pueden fingir que alimentan a un bebé o que son cachorros, ladrando y corriendo uno detrás del otro. A los 2-3 AÑOS Temas y conceptos Continuar con los conceptos sensoriales desde el primer año y desarrollarlos, como las habilidades visuales, auditivas y táctiles. Repetición de palabras cotidianas para desarrollar el vocabulario. Previsibilidad de las líneas argumentales para generar conversación y participación. Desarrollo de habilidades motoras y accesibilidad para que el niño sostenga y pase las páginas. Énfasis en las actividades de “autoayuda”: cosas que los niños pueden hacer, cosas familiares en su vida diaria para desarrollar la historia. Uso de una ilustración fotográfica real que el niño puede reconocer. Canciones infantiles familiares con un enfoque en la conciencia del cuerpo, enseñando al niño las partes básicas del cuerpo. Enseñar colores, letras y números básicos Consejos para probar Acurrúquese con su hijo en su regazo. Mire a su hijo mientras lee. Deje que su hijo lidere. ¡Lectura activa! En la lectura activa, un adulto comparte un libro de imágenes con un niño y le brinda al niño múltiples oportunidades para hablar e interactuar con las imágenes, palabras e ideas del libro. HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para obtener excelentes recursos sobre lectura activa. Pídale a su hijo que señale cosas en las imágenes y hable sobre ellas. Utilice las imágenes para enseñar nuevas palabras. Di: “¿Ves la trompeta? Una trompeta es un instrumento ruidoso que hace música ". Luego finge tocar la trompeta. Haz preguntas sobre la historia. "¿Qué están haciendo los osos en esta imagen?" Haga una pausa y luego ayude a su hijo a responder. Deje espacio para que su hijo invente cosas. Representa partes de la historia. Utilice la historia para iniciar una conversación sobre algo que usted y su hijo han hecho juntos. Inicie una conversación repitiendo una palabra importante que su hijo acaba de decir y espere a que su hijo diga algo más. ¡Lee con alegría y entusiasmo! Usa diferentes voces para diferentes personajes. Cuente imágenes y espere a que su hijo repita los números después de usted. A los 4-5 AÑOS Temas y conceptos Historias y personajes más complejos que presentan conflictos y resolución de héroes. Materia más seria, enseñar la diversidad de los demás, el medio ambiente y la tolerancia de diferentes culturas. Historias divertidas con tramas divertidas. Continuación de rimas infantiles conocidas y repetición de poesía. Centrarse en la preparación y preparación para la escuela Use acertijo (imágenes utilizadas para palabras) para desarrollar la comprensión de lectura Introducción de títulos de no ficción y cuentos populares tradicionales Énfasis moral en la gratitud y el aprecio. Consejos para probar Leer con expresión, usando diferentes voces para diferentes personajes. Enfatice los ritmos y las rimas en los cuentos. Anime a su hijo a repetir lo que usted dice, comentarlo y hacer preguntas. Coloque los libros en un área accesible para los niños y déle la oportunidad de elegir sus propios libros para la hora del cuento. Lee historias una y otra vez. Aproveche la oportunidad para familiarizar a su hijo con el alfabeto. Pídale a su hijo que le cuente sobre las imágenes y la historia. Señale los colores, las formas, los números y las letras y pídale que los busque en los libros que están leyendo juntos. Señale las palabras escritas en el mundo que lo rodea, como en las señales de tráfico y en las etiquetas de los alimentos en el supermercado. Pídale a su hijo que busque una palabra nueva cada vez que salgan juntos.

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