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Thanks for Voting!

Thanks for voting for your favorite book to give to Colorado 4-year-olds this April! Please check back right here, or at your local public library, to find out which book will be given away from April 17-May 1. In the meantime, enjoy these videos of the Colorado community leaders reading the 3 book finalists!

By | January 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Thanks for Voting!

Voting is Open!

Through January 27, you can vote for the book that will be given away to all 4-year-olds in Colorado! Watch videos here of Colorado community leaders reading of the three finalists, then vote online here for your favorite! Your votes will be taken into consideration for the book selection. Everyone is welcome to vote!

By | January 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Voting is Open!

One Book 4 Colorado 2016 a Success!

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 [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on One Book 4 Colorado 2016 a Success!

One Book 4 Colorado 2016 Launches!

One Book 4 Colorado 2016 launched in fun fashion on April 11 at the Rodolpho “Corky” Gonzales Branch of the Denver Public Library! Governor Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Hancock led the way, announcing and reading this year’s book selection—Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae—and getting the dozens of 4-year-olds in the room up and dancing. [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on One Book 4 Colorado 2016 Launches!

The 2015 OB4CO Book is….

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague! The book was announced at the Colorado Children's Hospital and read by Governor Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Garcia. Special thanks to Skip Noe from the City of Aurora, and all of our wonderful sponsors, including McDonald's, State Farm, the Junior League [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Join us for the 2015 Drop Everything and Read event!

Please join us for this fun, free family event at the History Colorado Center in Denver on April 23, 5:00-7:00 pm, featuring readings and book signings by the illustrator of this year’s One Book 4 Colorado selection. Each child will receive a free copy of the book and is invited to enjoy fun family crafts, [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join us for the 2015 Drop Everything and Read event!

What Is One Book 4 Colorado?

One Book 4 Colorado provides a copy of the same book to 4-year-olds across the state each spring through public libraries, Reach Out and Read Colorado clinics, and Denver Preschool Program classrooms. Funded through private donations, the program annually gives away over 75,000 copies of the same new book in English and Spanish for a [...]

By | March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

2014 One Book 4 Colorado Was a Success!

According to parents and participating agencies, 2014 One Book 4 Colorado program was a great success. Surveys with parents showed that after receiving the free book,  3 out of 5 caregivers agreed that they spent more time reading with their child after receiving the book (64%), their child talked more about books and reading (62%), and their child [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2014 One Book 4 Colorado Was a Success!

2014 One Book Wrap Up

We had a wonderful time this year giving away over 75,000 books to 4-year-olds around the state! One of the highlights of the One Book 4 Colorado program this year was a visit with author Jeremy Tankard, the author and illustrator of Grumpy Bird, the 2014 One Book 4 Colorado selection chosen by popular vote! [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2014 One Book Wrap Up