Model State & Regional Programs

Wondering what kind of state-level advocacy is taking place across the country (or even in your own backyard)? Get inspired by these examples of excellent state programs, each unique in its focus and scope. What elements can you replicate or adapt for success in your own local efforts?
 

Colorado

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL). All children deserve the joy of reading and the skills in life that literacy brings. Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is passionately committed to strengthening children's literacy through library services and community advocacy.

Washington

Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP). A primary goal of this partnership between 27 libraries in over 300 locations across Washington State is to ensure “public libraries are recognized by early learning professionals, decision makers, and the public for their work in early learning.” Find ready-to-use brochures, fast facts, and reading lists for your own early learning advocacy!