David Shannon Visits Jefferson County

David Shannon rounded out his visit to Colorado as the 2013 One Book 4 Colorado author on May 11 at two Jefferson County Public Library locations. He first gave a fun reading of Duck on a Bike at the Columbine Library to 70 fans, then demonstrated how he draws the character David in his No, [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00May 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on David Shannon Visits Jefferson County

Literacy Week Day 5–Just the Beginning

Note: While One Book 4 Colorado will continue through May 20, Colorado Literacy Week, part of the Colorado Reads 2013 – The Early Literacy Initiative, ended May 10. While Friday was the last day of Colorado Literacy Week 2013, it is clear that Colorado Reads 2013 – The Early Literacy Initiative is beginning to take hold in [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:58:01+00:00May 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Literacy Week Day 5–Just the Beginning

Literacy Week Day 4–“We Are Still in Awe”

Those are the words of the school district president in Center, CO, while marveling at the gleaming consolidated school that is helping transform the San Luis Valley.  But our story doesn't begin there. The fourth day of Literacy Week began in the air, while flying from Denver to Alamosa to celebrate not just the abundant [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:57:55+00:00May 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Literacy Week Day 4–“We Are Still in Awe”

Fun in Pajamas with David Shannon

On Wednesday, May 8, everyone--children and adults alike--got into the spirit of a fun pajama storytime at the Drop Everything and Read event at the Children's Museum in Denver. Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, along with representatives from the Denver Preschool Program, Reach Out and Read, the Colorado State Library, and Serve Colorado, joined pajama-clad preschoolers [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00May 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fun in Pajamas with David Shannon

Literacy Week Day Three–Reading Stars Meet Star Wars

United Way of Weld County, the Greeley Boys & Girls Club, and the Greeley Chamber of Commerce hosted nearly 100 community leaders, business leaders, teachers, literacy enthusiasts, and parents for a burrito breakfast and community conversation. The crowd seated around tables in the gymnasium exchanged spirited views of what is being done to help kids [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00May 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Literacy Week Day Three–Reading Stars Meet Star Wars

Webcast with David Shannon!

Watch David Shannon reading Duck on a Bike and drawing David, the character from his No, David! books! Mr. Shannon read and drew on May 9 at the Anythink Wright Farms Library for 200 excited kids and their families. Watch the video at http://www.anythinklibraries.org/blog/watch-live-david-shannon-visits-anythink-read-duck-bike-part-one-book-4-colorado through May 20. The live event was great fun too; after [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00May 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Webcast with David Shannon!

David Shannon in Colorado!

Duck on a Bike author David Shannon is coming to Colorado! See him at these events: Drop Everything and Read, Children's Museum of Denver, May 8--event is full! Anythink Wright Farms Library, Thornton, May 9, 10:30 - noon The Bookies Book Store, Denver, May 10, 1:00 pm and again at 3:30 pm Columbine Library, Columbine, [...]

By |2017-12-08T11:30:55+00:00May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on David Shannon in Colorado!

Literacy Week Day Two – Colorado Raises the Bar

Building on the energy of the One Book 4 Colorado launch yesterday, Colorado Literacy Week 2013 brought major excitement to the State Capitol and was followed by a lot of welcome noise to the Belmar Library in Lakewood. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia opened a standing room only gathering under the gold dome to introduce Gov. [...]

By |2017-10-17T20:49:22+00:00May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Literacy Week Day Two – Colorado Raises the Bar

So Many Events!

Check out all the One Book 4 Colorado events planned all over the state! Four-year-olds will be able to pick up their free copy of the selected book at the events (along with other times at their local public libraries and health clinics). Click on the Events tab at the top of the page to [...]

By |2016-11-10T16:56:05+00:00April 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on So Many Events!