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One Book 4 Colorado

One Book 4 Colorado will occur again from May 6 - 20, 2013! Through this project, we will strive to give away copies of the same book to every 4 year old in Colorado through public libraries, Reach Out and Read Colorado clinics, and Denver preschools.

This page is intended to provide ideas for storytimes initially for the OB4C voting period (January 14-31) to include the three book finalists, and later to focus on ideas for the selected title to be given away in May.

These ideas come from Colorado libraries. Have ideas to contribute? Please send them to Beth Crist,, or Ashley Conaster,

For use with any title:

Magnetic Letters

Use a metal cookie pan with magnetic letters while reading the story. The great part about is that not only is it a different way of doing a story that the kids love, it’s one of those things that folks can then do at home (inexpensively) and with lots of other books that will be fun (and promote that early literacy!)

--Evergreen Library, Jefferson County Public Library

For use with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom:

Coconut Tree and Monkeys Felt Board

Check out this fun activity from Melissa Depper, Arapahoe Library District, to go along with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom reading (and look around on her excellent blog while you're there)!

Books, Songs & Rhymes

These books, songs and rhymes nicely complement a storytime featuring Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

--Denver Public Library

For use with Duck on a Bike:

Books, Songs & Rhymes

These books, songs and rhymes complement a storytime featuring Duck on a Bike.

--Denver Public Library

For use with Knuffle Bunny:

Books, Songs & Rhymes

These books, songs and rhymes go well with a storytime featuring Knuffle Bunny.

--Denver Public Library

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