Reimagining School Readiness

The Reimagining School Readiness Workshop champions exceptional early literacy services that Colorado libraries offer by offering additional strategies backed by current research.

The IMLS funded project began as a project by the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the California State Library. When the project expanded to include several states across the United States, the Colorado State Library joined the project and are now offering workshops to Colorado library staff serving the 0-8 audience.

The workshop topics include:
  • Growth-mindset approaches to learning
  • Overview of key research findings from current cognitive and developmental psychology research
  • Interactive activities to inspire ways promising practices can be incorporated into existing programs
  • Ready-to-implement ideas for activities
  • An array of support resources available through the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit 

Key research findings focus on
3 topic Areas:

This training is offered free of charge through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership.

Jennifer at Spring Training–April 2021

After the April 2021 Workshops attendees said,

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training yesterday and look forward to “digesting” and applying the information Kate shared and in the accompanying documents. Sheila

“Thanks so much for a wonderful training today!” Deborah


  • Beth Crist, Colorado State Library Youth and Family Services Consultant
  • Kate Brunner, Growing Readers Together Early Literacy Librarian
  • Melody Garcia, Growing Readers Together Early Literacy Librarian