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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 | 2016-04-11T21:31:45+00:00 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 | 2015-12-07T18:42:02+00:00 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 | 2015-02-24T16:37:15+00:00 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 | 2017-10-17T20:49:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2014 One Book Wrap Up

One Book 4 Colorado 2014 Coming Soon!

This year, over 75,000 copies of the same book will be given away to 4-year-olds across Colorado! Which book will it be? Tune in April 7 right here or at the program's launch event when Governor Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Garcia announce the winning title chosen from our 3 finalists! And stay tuned for info [...]

By | 2017-11-29T20:58:01+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|4 Comments

One Book 4 Colorado wins Community Partnership award

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) has awarded One Book 4 Colorado its 2013 Library Community Partnership Award! The award, given to encourage collaboration and community partnerships, recognizes achievements in planning and implementing collaborative library programs or services between Colorado libraries, or between a Colorado library and a businesses, organization, group or individual. One Book [...]

By | 2016-11-10T16:56:05+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Winner of the parent survey drawing!

Congratulations to the Richards family in Colorado Springs! They were entered in our contest to win 2 Southwest Airlines tickets because they completed the One Book 4 Colorado parent survey, and were selected in our random drawing! The family was pleased with One Book 4 Colorado; Mrs. Richards said, "When my son received the book [...]

By | 2015-12-07T18:42:03+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winner of the parent survey drawing!

David Shannon on One Book 4 Colorado

David Shannon, back at home in California, sent his thoughts on One Book 4 Colorado and his time in the state for the project: "My week in Denver with the One Book 4 Colorado project was awesome. Amazing, fun, really innovative people all collaborating to help amazing, fun, really wonderful kids read!" We thank Mr. Shannon for visiting our state [...]

By | 2013-05-21T08:55:16+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on David Shannon on One Book 4 Colorado

One Book 4 Colorado 2013 a Success!

This is the last day for One Book 4 Colorado 2013, and the program has been a great success! In its second year, this statewide program has brought tens of thousands of children a free, new book to keep, read, and treasure. Public libraries, Reach Out and Read Colorado health clinics, and Denver Preschool Program [...]

By | 2013-05-20T12:46:31+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment