One Book 4 Colorado finished its sixth year on a high note on May 1! Once again, 75,000 four-year-olds all across Colorado received a copy of the same book in public and military libraries and Denver Preschool Program (DPP) classrooms. This year's book? Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley, featuring a hungry--and messy--little mouse! The program [...]
Aurora Public Library will live stream Mouse Mess author Linnea Riley's visit to the library on Facebook and Instagram! Watch the storytime on April 26 at 1:30: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/auroralibrary/ (also available as an archived video following the live stream) On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTUoR5cgS-V/?taken-by=aplreadingrocks
2017 One Book 4 Colorado Linnea Riley will be in Colorado April 26-28! Join in a storytime with Mouse Mess author herself at one of these locations: April 26: 1:30-2:30: Aurora Public Library, Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 5:30-7:30: Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Dr, Denver. Event is free, but registration is required as [...]
Thanks to Denver Public Library's Phone-A-Story, anyone can listen to a librarian from that library read Mouse Mess! The 2017 One Book 4 Colorado selection will be available on the phone service through May 1, and you can listen in English or Spanish. Dial 720-865-8500 and follow the directions for a preschool story in English [...]
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!
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 [...]
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. [...]
Thanks again to all the sponsors and partners who support One Book 4 Colorado and early childhood literacy. Without your generosity we wouldn’t be able to give away more than 75,000 copies of Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae to four-year-olds across Colorado.
Join us for the following One Book 4 Colorado events: One Book 4 Colorado Launch Event Monday, April 11, 10 - 10:30 AM Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez Library 1498 Irving St, Denver, CO 80204 One Book 4 Colorado Reading and Special Surprise Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 AM Limon Head Start 1741 9th St, Limon, CO 80828 [...]
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 [...]