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Melissa Depper

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User Name
Melissa Depper
Arapahoe Libraries


  • Children's Literature
  • Children's Services
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
  • Training
  • Youth Services
  • Type of Libraries
  • Public

  • Bio

    I’ve been a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area since 1996. My professional interests include early literacy, early childhood programs and services, parent and caregiver education, staff development and training, and storytime. I work full-time at a suburban Denver public library, and am a founding member of the Steering Committee of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy. In addition, I’m one of the public library advisors to the Early Childhood Librarian Fellowship program at the University of Denver. I'm on Twitter @MelissaZD, and blog about storytime at Mel's Desk.


    Current Work
    Arapahoe Libraries (Public Library)
    Storytime Supervisor
    Arapahoe Library District
    Librarian, Child and Family Library Services.


    Masters in Library Science, Youth Services, 1995
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill