November 23-24: All libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Free Books for Four-Year-Olds!
Did you know that every four-year-old child in the state of Colorado can get a free book next spring?
One Book 4 Colorado is a collaboration between Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, public libraries, and several nonprofit organizations all interested in getting books into the hands of four-year-old children. Why four-year-olds? The powerful combination of access to books and adults who will read to them, greatly increases a four-year-old child's chances of being ready to read when they reach kindergarten.
Which book they will receive depends on which title gets the most votes. Voting has started at One Book 4 Colorado and ends November 30th. The list has been narrowed down to three choices for you to vote on. Not sure which one to pick? Watch local celebrities read the books in English and in Spanish. You can also check out all three finalists from your local library. Free books will be available April 7-21, 2014, so don't forget to stop in to your library and pick up a free book for the four-year-old in your life.
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors by Jane Yolen
Pigsty by Mark Teague