After One Book 4 Colorado 2016, we surveyed caregivers and participating agencies to learn more about the impact of the OB4CO program on Colorado’s children. The results? Very positive! A few highlights:
After receiving Giraffes Can’t Dance, nearly three-quarters (72%) of caregiver respondents agreed that their child was more interested in books and reading, and more than two-thirds (68%) said that their child talked more about books and reading. Caregivers who reported reading to their child less than once a day were more likely to agree that the OB4CO book helped their child become more interested in books and reading. And 4 in 5 (80%) caregivers felt that their community promoted a culture of reading.
The participating agencies surveyed also felt that the program had a positive impact. Nearly all agencies who responded to the survey (98%) reported that the 4 year-olds were excited to receive their copies of Giraffes Can’t Dance, and 9 in 10 (89%) said that the children talked about their book with others. Agencies also noticed an impact on the children’s parents; 7 in 10 (70%) of the participating agencies felt that parents showed an increased awareness of the importance of childhood reading and over half (54%) said that the OB4CO program brought new families to the library.
See the infographic for much more information and some great quotes!