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One Book 4 Colorado to launch early literacy program for 4-year-olds

Loveland Reporter-Herald (CO)

Starting on April 7, four-year-olds can go to the Loveland Public Library to get a free book to keep, instead of having to check it out. The free book is through the 3rd annual One Book 4 Colorado, a reading program that promotes early literacy and encourages families to read together. This year, the program, which will continue through April 21, will distribute 75,000 books statewide through public libraries, Reach Out and Read Colorado Clinics and other sites. The books are in English or Spanish. "It's a great promotion of a favorite book throughout the state of Colorado and gets everyone who's involved … talking about and focusing on one book," said Cynthia Slosson, children's literacy outreach coordinator at the Loveland Public Library.

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