Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The success of First Book would not be possible without the help of our local and national partners. Recently, JetBlue and First Book celebrated JetBlue's entry into the Detroit market by supporting literacy in the community. Watch their story above. To support First Book in Colorado, click here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Powerful Pages

First Book's success is due in part to partnerships with other organizations and businesses. This video demonstrates how this cooperation can impact the lives of children.

To learn how your business can help First Book-Denver Metro bring books to children in need, contact us at DenverMetro@FirstBook.org.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Do you know about Denver Book Exchange? The NW Book Exchange takes place Saturday, March 15 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Oriental Theater in Denver. 

Here's how it works:
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm: Drop off your books and receive one ticket per book donated.
  • 3:00 – 4:30pm: "Shop" the book exchange and get one book per ticket.
It's just that easy!

Types of Books to Bring:

  • Spanish & English
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Paperback and hardback
  • Children's books (all ages)
  • Gently used books only please
  • Pretty please, no magazines or catalogs

There will be a storytime, plus snacks for the kids. Best of all, one book per household will be donated to Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and other local charities! This event is sponsored by some great local organizations, including our friends at Book Bar, Sour Grapes Design Studio, and Web501.

The Oriental Theater is located at
4335 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

For more information, email info@denverbookexchange.com or visit http://denverbookexchange.com/. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

There are lifelong effects when you help children learn to love reading. But we can see those effects in the short term as well. This video offers one theory about why students don't read what's assigned in class, and suggests that perhaps allowing students to choose their reading material will encourage them to read more. What do you think? Should students be allowed to choose what to read for school instead of assigning them to read "the classics"? Leave your comments below!