I am pleased to present the Colorado State Library’s annual report of activities and programs underway for the state’s library staff and residents. It is an honor to be part of such a talented and dedicated staff here at the CSL.
This annual report is a departure from earlier years in both design and intent. The brief format highlights some of the numbers gathered throughout the year to show how what we do benefits those who receive our services. What isn’t as easy to capture is the day-to-day work by staff to visit Colorado libraries for consulting, deliver online and in-person continuing education, guidance, and assistance that address questions brought to us from across the state.
We accomplished much in FY15. Managing grants for early learning, delivering reading materials to those with reading impairments, helping those in institutions connect with families through literature, offering free books to all four-year olds in the state, and cataloging the state’s publications for access by all are just a few of the successes this year. Of course, helping libraries improve their collections through the State Grants to Libraries is always a highlight.
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- Gene Hainer, Assistant Commissioner