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Library- Museum Partnerships


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Get ideas from the presenters and colleagues across the country on innovative ways for public libraries and museums to partner. This session was presented as part of the CSL in Session series from the Colorado State Library in August 2013.

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Library- Museum Partnerships

  1. 1. Library-Museum Partnerships Our facilitators: Beth Crist Youth & Family Services Consultant Colorado State Library Laura Douglas Colorado Field Trips Project Coordinator History Colorado Center
  2. 2. History Take Out • History Colorado staff has 2 outreach programs that enhance learning experiences through hands-on engagement • Classroom teachers use these programs for field trips into their classrooms • Librarians use these programs to enhance story time and summer reading programs
  3. 3. History Take Out statewide network of partners
  4. 4. Getting kids excited about history (my favorite part of my job)
  5. 5. The giant map is always engaging
  6. 6. Hands on adds dimension to learning
  7. 7. WANTED!!! History Colorado is always looking for new History Take Out partners across Colorado! Interested? Contact Laura at
  8. 8. Museum-Library Collaborations and Early Childhood Education
  9. 9. Joint History Colorado Center (HCC) / Denver Public Library (DPL) Story Time • Story time content centered around ECE themes in Destination Colorado exhibit • DPL staff trains HCC staff in story time delivery techniques and early literacy talking points • HCC staff bring touchable artifacts to DPL for a Saturday family Colorado history-themed story time
  10. 10. The 5 X 5 Program Provides year-round family access to 13 of Denver's top cultural venues for nearly 3,000 Denver Head Start and Early Head Start families, free of charge!
  11. 11. More Examples… Colorado State Library, History Colorado Center, and public libraries collaborated to give free passes to 1,400 Summer Reading Program completers
  12. 12. More Collaboration
  13. 13. Evaluations It’s important to evaluate not only the program itself, but also the partnership.
  14. 14. Want to Learn More?
  15. 15. On the web:
  16. 16. Thank you for attending and participating! Please fill out a survey about your experience with us today!