Anythink hosts special event with One Book Colorado author (get a free book)
posted by: Guest Blogger
As a participant in One Book Colorado, a yearly initiative that promotes early literacy by providing all 4-year-olds in the state with access to an exceptional and recently published book, Anythink will be hosting a special story time with Marcie Colleen on Tuesday, April 16, at Anythink Brighton.
Marcie Colleen is the author of Penguinaut!, this year’s One Book Colorado selected book about a penguin who devises a plan to fly from the zoo to the moon. This event is an opportunity for children and caregivers to interact with a nationally acclaimed storyteller. All attendees will receive their own copy of the book to take home, which are also available at all Anythink locations in both English and Spanish. This event is free and open to the public.
A Very Special Story Time with
One Book Colorado Author Marcie Colleen
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
327 E. Bridge St.
Brighton, CO 80601
A new study published just this month by Ohio State University in collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library highlights the importance of young children’s exposure to books: researchers concluded that young children who are read five books a day by their caregivers enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were not read to. What is being referred to as the “million word gap” may be one explanation for literacy and vocabulary disparities experienced in American schools.
One Book Colorado is a collaboration between Serve Colorado, the Colorado State Library, Denver Preschool Program, the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, public and military libraries, the private sector and non-profit communities.