Attention all four-year-olds! Come by the Cortez Public Library between April 7th and April 21st and receive a free book courtesy of the Colorado State Library. One Book 4 Colorado, now in its third year, will give out the same book, over 75,000, across Colorado. The book giveaway is part of a push for early literacy in the state.
“One Book 4 Colorado is the result of collaboration between the Office of Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Serve Colorado, the Denver Preschool Program, Reach Out and Read Colorado, the Colorado State Library, public libraries, the private sector and the foundation community. It is modeled after the successful Preschool One Book One Denver program originated by the Denver Preschool Program and presented by Denver Public Library, and Reach Out and Read Colorado. Both programs are premised on the idea that providing young children with access to quality books promotes early literacy and helps families serve as their children’s first and most important teachers.” (From a 2013 press release from Gov. Hickenlooper’s office.)
The Cortez Public Library is located at 202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO. and can be reached by calling 970-565-8117.