Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is hosting two special author visits/storytimes with internationally acclaimed children’s author David Shannon on Saturday, May 11. Storytimes will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Columbine Library and at 1:30 p.m. at the Arvada Library.
These special storytimes are being held in conjunction with One Book 4 Colorado, a statewide initiative to support early literacy by distributing a new book to every four-year-old child in Colorado. Shannon’s book, Duck on a Bike, was selected for distribution in 2013 through a state-wide voting process earlier in the year. Jefferson County families with four-year old children may pick up a free copy at any JCPL location from May 6-20 during normal business hours.
Shannon is the creator of more than 30 children’s books, including No David! that was recognized as a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Shannon’s other bestsellers include Duck on a Bike, Too Many Toys, How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball, A Bad Case of Stripes, Alice the Fairy and Good Boy, Fergus!
Registration is required for the Columbine Library storytime event and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Folks may register online at jeffcolibrary.org/events, by phone at 303-235-5275, or in-person at the Columbine Library. No registration is required for the Arvada Library event.
About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.
About One Book 4 Colorado
One Book 4 Colorado is the result of collaboration between Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office, Serve Colorado, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Colorado State Library, Denver Preschool Program, Jefferson County Public Library, other public libraries, the private sector, and the foundation community. It aims to promote early literacy and foster a culture of reading by getting a free book into the home of every four-year-old in Colorado. Books are being provided through private donations to One Book 4 Colorado. For more information, visit onebook4colorado.org.
About the Office of Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s early literacy focus stems from his efforts to ensure every Colorado child is reading on grade level by the end of third grade. During his tenure in office, his goal is to draw public attention to the critical importance of early learning and to launch numerous efforts that will put Colorado’s children on a path to reading success. One Book 4 Colorado is part of Colorado Reads: The Early Literacy Initiative, the state’s plan to help ensure every child in Colorado learns to read. The plan and more information about the Lt. Governor’s initiatives can be found at colorado.gov/ltgovernor.