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News Release - Colorado leaders to travel Front Range for Colorado Early Literacy Tour

Sept. 28, 2017

Colorado Leaders to travel Front Range for Colorado Early Literacy Tour

Education Commissioner Katy Anthes to read to children Friday in Brighton, Boulder

DENVER -- Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, Colorado Education Commissioner Dr. Katy Anthes, and Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha will travel to various communities across Colorado's Front Range to build excitement about reading and to spread the message that early literacy efforts are crucial in the classroom and at home.
 
Colorado Early Literacy Tour is a joint effort between SERVE Colorado, Colorado State Libraries, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Human Services - Early Childhood Leadership Commission, One Book 4 Colorado and a variety of corporate and community partners.
 
Friday, Sept. 29: Brighton and Boulder
8:45 a.m. — Commissioner Anthes will kick-off the literacy tour at Northeast Elementary School where she will tour the school and read to various classrooms. Children will receive a copy of the One Book 4 Colorado book Mouse Mess, by Linnea Riley.
Location: Northeast Elementary School, 1605 Longs Peak St., Brighton.
 
9:30 a.m. —  Commissioner Anthes will visit the Brighton Anythink Library and tour the facility.
Location: Anythink Brighton Library, 327 E. Bridge St., Brighton.
 
10:30 a.m. — Commissioner Anthes will read to a group of children at McDonald’s alongside the Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger. Children will receive a copy of the One Book 4 Colorado book Mouse Mess, by Linnea Riley.
Location: McDonald’s, 1800 28th St., Boulder.
 
12:15 p.m. — Commissioner Anthes will visit the Mapleton Early Childhood Center and read to various children. Children will receive a copy of the One Book 4 Colorado book Mouse Mess, by Linnea Riley.
Location: Mapleton Early Childhood Center, 840 Mapleton Ave., Boulder.
 
Monday, Oct. 2: Wheat Ridge and Colorado Springs
11:00 a.m. — Lt. Gov. Lynne will read Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley to a group of children and each child will receive a copy of the One Book 4 Colorado book.
Location: 3902 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge.
 
1:30 p.m. — Lt. Gov. Lynne will tour the Sand Creek Library and read Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley to a group of children. Each child will receive a copy of the book.
Location: Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs.
 
2:15 p.m. Lt. Gov. Lynne will tour the Young Scholars Academy. She will read Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley to a group of children. Each child will receive a copy of the book. Afterwards, Lieutenant Governor Lynne will meet with early childhood educators and leaders to discuss the importance of the early childhood workforce to the state.
Location: Young Scholars Academy, 5815 Tutt Center Point, Colorado Springs.
 
**A third day is being planned with Executive Director Reggie Bicha on Oct. 11.

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