CLiF Spotlight: Lost and Found at Bethlehem Library

Posted by on February 25, 2014.

Bethlehem Public Library

On January 29, 2014, Duncan got lost on his way to Bethlehem Public Library.

You would think he’d know how to get there–CLiF has awarded Bethlehem a Rural Libraries sponsorship three times since 2003. But he walked into the building it shared with the town offices, and there it was… gone.

The Next Great Book: 2014 Preview, Nonfiction

Posted by on January 9, 2014.

From Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

For many of us in the book world, January is a strange mix. We’re looking forward to new spring titles. And we’re pondering our favorite books from the previous year with delicious hand-wringing in anticipation of the American Library Association’s award ceremonies, announced at the end of this month.

50/25 Drive: Support Children’s Literacy, Win A Keurig!

Posted by on November 19, 2013.

Boys with new books after CLiF event

It’s snowing in Waterbury Center! Here in the CLiF office, we’re thinking about warm beverages.

More importantly, we’re working with the communities we serve to ensure children participating in CLiF programs have new books in time for the holidays.

This is what $25 brings a low-income, at-risk, or rural New Hampshire or Vermont child:

  • A professional, inspiring literacy presentation such as an author/illustrator visit, writing workshop, or storytelling
  • Two brand-new, high quality books of his or her choice to keep

This holiday season, CLiF hopes to inspire our friends with our 50/25 drive.