One Book 4 Colorado Launches April 11

DENVER — Thursday, April 7, 2016 — One Book 4 Colorado, the popular reading program that puts books in the hands of young children and encourages families to read together is back, with events and book giveaways scheduled April 11-25 throughout the state. The winning book selection will be announced on Monday.

WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock

WHAT: 2016 One Book 4 Colorado selection announcement

WHEN: Monday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 N. Irving St., Denver

This year’s book finalists are Giraffes Can’t Dance By Giles Andreae, I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt, and One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long.

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

Events will take place across the state at public and military libraries, Denver Preschool Program preschools and other venues throughout the two-week period. Visit for information about events, reading tips, information on early literacy and more.

One Book 4 Colorado is a collaboration of the Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Colorado Department of Education, Serve Colorado, public and military libraries, community organizations, and the private sector. Project sponsors include: Wal-Mart, Anadarko, McDonalds, The Cydney and Tom Marsico Family Foundation, Safeway/Albertsons, The Office of Early Childhood, The Buell Foundation, State Farm, The Junior League of Denver, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, Aspen Community Foundation, Teletech, Southwest Airlines, Newmont Mining, The Aaron Harber Show and the Colorado Department of Agriculture. To learn more about One Book 4 Colorado sponsors visit the official website.