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 |2017-12-07T09:59:24+00:00January 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Thanks for Voting!

OB4CO Read to the Children

One of the many fabulous literacy initiatives that participated in One Book 4 Colorado is Read to the Children (RTC). This wonderful project is a collaboration of the Institutional Library Development Unit of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Department of Corrections. RTC allows incarcerated parents and caregivers to make recordings of themselves reading [...]

By |2016-11-10T16:56:04+00:00April 28th, 2016|News|Comments Off on OB4CO Read to the Children

Live Storytime with Author Giles Andreae

We were so lucky to get to have the author of this year's winning book Giraffes Can't Dance visit with us all the way from England! Ashley Kazyaka from the Colorado State Library hosted, and we were joined by students from Denver's Shoemaker Elementary. Thanks Giles for such a fun, engaging time, and special [...]

By |2016-11-10T16:56:04+00:00April 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Live Storytime with Author Giles Andreae

One Book 4 Colorado Storytime at the Capitol

On Friday, April 15, 2016 students from Greenlee Elementary and the Denver Athletic Club's preschool program came for a very special storytime at the Colorado Capitol!      Member's of Governor Hickenlooper's Executive team read in the West Foyer, including: Sue Birch (Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing), Mark Bolton (Senior [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:58:01+00:00April 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on One Book 4 Colorado Storytime at the Capitol

One Book 4 Colorado Golden Ticket Prize!

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Lt. Governor Joe Garcia visited the Limon Child Development Center to read Giraffes Can't Dance to the preschool students there as well as students from Hugo.  Joining in on the fun was Limon Mayor Julie Coonts, the Cheyenne Kiowa Lincoln Early Childhood Council, the Limon Memorial Library, the Lincoln County Bookmobile, Reach [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:58:01+00:00April 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on One Book 4 Colorado Golden Ticket Prize!

2016 Voting and Announcements!

We're so excited to announce that voting for 2016 is now open! You can help us decide which book we will give to every one of the 75,000 4-year-olds in the state by watching videos of each of the 3 finalist books being read, and then casting your vote online. We're going to be giving [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00December 18th, 2015|News|Comments Off on 2016 Voting and Announcements!

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+00:00April 23rd, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2014 One Book Wrap Up

Grumpy Bird is the 2014 One Book 4 Colorado!

Today Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced at One Book 4 Colorado Kickoff Event at the Denver Public Library that the 2014 One Book 4 Colorado is Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard! If you weren't a the Denver Public Library for this year's launch, you can watch it on YouTube! [embedplusvideo height="315" width="420" editlink="" standard="" vars="ytid=LLNK6xYFpSs&width=420&height=315&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=" [...]

By |2016-11-10T17:26:46+00:00April 7th, 2014|News|2 Comments