One Book Colorado returns for the 9th year!

October 13-25, 2020
Find out which book will be named as the OBCO 2020 winner!

The Greatest Adventure
[La aventura más grande]

Learn more about the author,
Tony Piedra

The Little Red Fort
[El fuertecito rojo]

Learn more about the author,
Brenda Maier

The Very Impatient Caterpillar
[La oruga muy impaciente]

Learn more about the author,
Ross Burach

In the meantime, here are a few great ways to engage in early literacy programs and activities virtually:

  • Download the VRoOM app for daily fun activities that keep kids active.
  • Check your local library’s Facebook page for online story times with your favorite children’s librarian. You can also go to your library’s website for early literacy games, videos, e-books and other resources. Visit www.ColoradoLibraries.org to find your local library.
  • Check this list at WeAreTeachers.com of children’s authors doing online read-alouds and activities.
  • See PebbleGo.com for parent resources of fun activities for young children. (This offering is available free for a temporary time and may be available at your library well into the future.)

Quotes from OBCO:

My 4 year old grandson Ethan and I watched all three of the videos, and then he wanted to watch one of them again in Spanish (and he doesn't speak Spanish). He really had to think about which one was his favorite, so when he decided, HE voted! Thank you for this opportunity!
RAMPART RANGE LIBRARY DISTRICT - WOODLAND PARK We had a young patron who loved the book so much he went home and built his own 'rocket ship' to take him to the moon! 🙂
LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - LEADVILLE: We have a very low income community so every opportunity we can get to get books into children's hands is amazing. Also, having them available in English and Spanish is wonderful. We handed books out when our preschoolers came to visit and had different leaders of our community come and read books. The kids loved the book and one of our commissioners said it had been a dream of hers for years to come and read at the library. We now know to have them come back more often.

Photos from the early literacy tour

During the week of Nov. 18, 2019, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera traveled to schools and libraries to read to children, give away books, and promote early literacy.

Photos from OBCO 2019

On April 8, Governor Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock launched One Book Colorado 2019 at the Denver Public Library by revealing the book that will be given away! See the fun had by all as Penguinaut was launched in the homes–and hearts–of 4-year-olds across Colorado.

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