DENVER — Monday, April 17, 2017 — Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced today that Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley is the 2017 One Book 4 Colorado selection, officially launching the 2017 One Book 4 Colorado program at the Denver Public Library, Central Branch.

One Book 4 Colorado gives away 75,000 copies of the same book to every 4-year-old in Colorado. Books are available in English or Spanish and are distributed at public and military libraries across the state and at participating Denver Preschool Programs.

Events will take place at public and military libraries throughout the state, at Denver Preschool Program preschools and other venues until the program ends May 1, 2017. Visit for information about pick up locations, events, reading tips, information on early literacy, and more.

One Book 4 Colorado is a collaboration of the Lieutenant Governor, Serve Colorado, the  Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, the Colorado Department of Education, public and military libraries, community organizations, and the private sector. Project sponsors include: Walmart, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, McDonald’s, State Farm, Bezos Family Foundation, Bank of America, Xcel Energy, The Junior League of Denver, The Cydney and Tom Marsico Family Foundation, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Southwest Airlines, The Buell Foundation, The Office of Early Childhood, Aspen Community Foundation, Teletech Community Foundation, and Rocky Mountain PBS. To learn more about One Book 4 Colorado sponsors visit the official website.