Lt. Gov. Lynne to Tour State for Colorado Literacy Week
DENVER — Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 — Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will lead a week-long tour across Colorado to build excitement about reading and to spread the message that early literacy efforts are crucial in the classroom and at home.
Colorado Literacy week is a joint effort between SERVE Colorado, Colorado State Libraries, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Human Services - Early Childhood Leadership Commission, Colorado Department of Agriculture, One Book 4 Colorado and a variety of corporate and community partners.
Monday, Sep. 26, 2016, Pueblo
- 4:00 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will kick-off literacy week at an open-to-the-public multi-cultural literary event at Pueblo Community College, which will include performances by Grupo Xochitl Aztec Dancers, Okolitza Tamburitzans and Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo. Children will receive a copy of the One Book 4 Colorado book Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae. Location: Pueblo Community College, Fortino Ballroom, 900 W. Orman Ave., Pueblo.
- 5:15 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will tour the Pueblo City-County Library. Location: Pueblo City-County Library District, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo.
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016, La Junta and Lamar
- 10:00 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will read Giraffes Can’t Dance to students, as well as host a roundtable on the challenges of early childhood education in rural areas. Location: Columbian Early Childhood Center, 800 Grace Avenue, La Junta.
- 11:40 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will read Giraffes Can’t Dance to a group of students at the local McDonalds. Location: McDonald’s, 27680 U.S. 50, La Junta.
- 3:20 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will tour the Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center and then read Giraffe’s Can’t Dance to a class of children. Location: The Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center 607 Savage Avenue, Lamar.
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016, Burlington
- 7:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne, in partnership with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, will host a roundtable discussion about ways businesses can support early childhood literacy initiatives. Location: McDonald’s, 440 S. Lincoln St., Burlington.
- 9:00 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will tour the Burlington Library and read Giraffes Can’t Dance to a group of children. Location: Burlington Library, 321 14th St., Burlington.
- Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016, Steamboat Springs
- 10:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will visit the Bud Werner Library and read Giraffes Can’t Dance to a group of children during their “Yoga Storytime”. Location: Bud Werner Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs.
- 11:45 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne, in collaboration with the local McDonald’s and Boys and Girls Club, will read Giraffe’s Can’t Dance to children. Location: Boys and Girls Club, 325 7th St., Steamboat Springs.
Friday, Sep. 30, 2016, Metro Area
- Noon – Lt. Gov. Lynne will visit with students at Clayton Elementary School, an Early Literacy Grant School, and read Giraffes Can’t Dance to a class of students.
Location: Clayton School, 4600 S. Fox St., Englewood.
- 2:00 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Lynne will tour the Children’s Museum of Denver and listen to a presentation about partnerships and collaborations supporting early literacy. Location: The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver.