Berthoud Community Library District promotes early reading through
One Book 4 Colorado
Berthoud – Wednesday April 18 –Berthoud Community Library District is promoting early reading by providing a free new book to every four-year-old in Berthoud as part of the statewide One Book 4 Colorado. One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide initiative aiming to support family reading at home and instill a love of learning in Colorado youngsters.
“One Book 4 Colorado puts books in the hands of children and a joy of reading in their hearts,” said Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. “Teaching children to read is a family, school and community responsibility. We are grateful to the many organizations coming together in communities across the state to help Colorado’s children succeed.”
Families of four-year-olds can stop by the Berthoud Community Library any day between April 18-29 to pick up a copy of the book in either English or Spanish.
One Book 4 Colorado is the result of collaboration between Reach Out and Read Colorado, 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.
More than 70,000 copies of the same book will be distributed to children across Colorado at local public library events and at Reach Out and Read clinics and doctors’ offices. The book will be available in both English and Spanish and will be accessible to children with special needs. A statewide book distribution and family support events will take place April 18-29, coinciding with Preschool One Book, One Denver and Week of the Young Child.
For more information about One Book 4 Colorado, visit http://www.onebook4colorado.org/.