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Congratulations! You are about to embark on a fantastic, life-long journey with your child. Together you will read 1,000 books before kindergarten. By committing to this journey, you will help your child gain pre-literacy skills that will prepare him/her for reading throughout their life.

How the program works:

  1. Register your child online
  2. Download the Welcome packet and the first reading log (books 1-100)
    After you've read 100 books, bring your completed log to Irving Street or College Hill to receive your Certificate of Achievement and sticker.
  3. Download and complete the rest of your reading logs and bring them to the library to be added to our database of participants and receive additional stickers for your certificate:
  4. Receive an invitation to a special party to mark the halfway point in your journey.
  5. Receive a free keepsake book in honor of your achievement.


One Book 4 Colorado Book Giveaway
One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide effort to give every four-year-old in Colorado a book. The purpose of the program is to help instill a love of reading in Colorado youngsters. Please stop by either the Irving Street Library or the College Hill library April 7-21 and pick up a free book for your four-year-old while supplies last.

"Going Green” with Music
Saturday, April 19, 1:30-2:15 pm
College Hill

Enjoy a show that celebrates both National Library Week and Earth Day. Eric West shows off his collection of homemade instruments made out of recycled “junk”. Eric demonstrates that anyone can have fun “going green” with music! No registration required. All Ages


Totally Terrific Tales
Saturday, May 17, 2-3 pm, Irving Street
Are you 6-9 years old? Do you miss going to story time at the library? Here is a new program just for you! Totally Terrific Tales is a “more than story time” hour for older children. We read one or two longer stories and do a more challenging theme-related craft. ease register by calling 303-658-2606 for College Hill or 303-658-2306 for Irving Street.

Pen & Pencil Club
Saturdays, 2-3 pm, College Hill
May 3

If you like to write or talk about your favorite books, join the club! Share your writing. Participate in public readings and funny skits for family and friends. Refreshments. Door prizes. No registration required. Age: 6-11 years

READ DogWanted: Young readers to read to our specially trained dogs! Bring a book or choose one from the library. Registration Required. Call 303-658-2606 for College Hill or 303-658-2306 for Irving Street to sign your child up for a private 15 minute session with one of our READ Dogs and their handler. Age: 5-11 years
Tuesdays @ College Hill, 6-7:30 pm
Apr 22 - May 6,13
Wednesdays @ College Hill, 6-7:30 pm
Apr 23 - May 7,14
Saturdays @ College Hill, 2-3:15 pm
May 17- June 28 (2-3 pm) - July 12 (2-3 pm)
Saturdays @ Irving Street, 2-3:15 pm
Apr 19 - May 3

Free Drop-In Homework Center @ Irving Street
Irving Street Library, Community Room
Monday through Wednesday, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Looking for a quiet place to do your homework after school? Visit the Homework Center at Irving Street. Volunteers are available if you need help. Computers are available to do homework assignments.

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Updated: 4/14