One Book 4 Colorado – Inspiring a Love for Reading
April 10, 2012
One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide campaign to promote early literacy by providing free new books to every four-year-old in the state. Something as simple as putting a book in the hand of a young child can inspire a love of reading and help that child develop into a life-long learner.
Colorado’s economic health and vitality depend on making sure every child receives a world class education. And a child must first learn how to read, before he or she can read to learn. Through a broad coalition of stakeholders – including early childhood advocates, educators, business and community leaders -the state is spearheading Colorado Reads: The Early Literacy Initiative, an effort to help ensure all Colorado children are reading at grade level by the third grade. One Book 4 Colorado is just one of the many community-based partnerships inspired by this movement to help ensure every child is school-ready on the first day of kindergarten.
In Grand County, books will be distributed to all preschoolers. Presentations of the books will be made at pre-school story times in the following Grand County library branches:
Juniper Library @ Grand Lake April 20 11a.m.
Fraser Valley Library April 23 and 24 10 a.m.
Granby Library April 25 and 26 10:30 a.m.
Kremmling Libraries April 25 11 a.m.
Hot Sulphur Springs Library April 26 11a.m.