Delta County Libraries is celebrating Day of the Child/Day of the Book, a nationwide celebration that brings together families and celebrates the job of reading. All libraries will be hosting special events that will emphasize the importance of literacy and cultural diversity.
"Children who have access to books and reading mentors are more prepared to learn to read when they start kindergarten," says Annette Choszczyk library district director. "Through our baby and tot times, storytimes, and special events like Day of the Child, the libraries help foster a culture of reading and ensure that every child in our community is ready to read."
In addition to celebrating the Day of the Child, libraries will be promoting early literacy by providing a free new book to families as part of 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," says Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. "Teaching children to read is a family, school and community responsibility."
Free copies of the book "Maybe a Bear Ate It!" by Robie H. Harris will be available for families at each library throughout the month of April and during special Day of the Child events. On Thursday, April 19, at Cedaredge Library from 12-4 p.m., find out why all the animals are putting red underwear on their head by watching the puppet show No That's Wrong. On Friday, April 27, visit the open house from 2-5 p.m. at the Paonia Library with special storytimes, literacy activities, and free backpacks. Saturday, April 28, from 12-4 p.m., Delta patrons can enjoy Los Matachines dance troupe, crafts, games, and free backpacks. On Wednesday, April 25, from 4-6 p.m., Hotchkiss Library will host a special storytime and crafts. Crawford Library will give away the free book and snacks all day Thursday, April 26.
For more information about One Book 4 Colorado, visit http://www.onebook4colorado.org/.
For more information about these events call your library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.blog comments powered by Disqus