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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The book giveaway will take place April 13-27, 2015 at public libraries, Reach Out and Read health clinics, and Denver Preschool Program preschool classrooms. Watch videos of the book finalists read by our celebrity readers and vote for your favorite at http://www.onebook4colorado.org/vote-now/!
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! [...]
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="http://bit.ly/1hy83Jo" standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/LLNK6xYFpSs?fs=1" vars="ytid=LLNK6xYFpSs&width=420&height=315&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=" [...]