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A free drive-through book giveaway offers 10,000 children’s books to Denver-area families

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 19:17:05-05

DENVER — Reach Out and Read Colorado is hosting The Very Hungry Bookshelves, a free drive-through book giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Clayton Early Learning Campus (3801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver, CO 80205). Denver7 is a proud sponsor of this event.

Gently used books are a cornerstone of the Reach Out and Read Colorado program, which supports a literacy-rich environment in pediatric waiting and exam rooms as well as in the home. Thanks to generous book donations received throughout the year, they have more than 10,000 books to give away – everything from infant board books to young adult fiction to nonfiction. Age-appropriate books will be available for children from birth through high school.

The Very Hungry Bookshelves will be a contactless and COVID-aware event. Attendees will be asked to stay in their car throughout the process. Books will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so families are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they receive books. The event will take place rain, snow or shine.

Reach Out and Read Colorado accepts donations of gently used children’s books year-round. Click here to learn more about what types of books they accept and how you can donate.

Denver7 is committed to supporting literacy-based initiatives like Reach Out and Read Colorado and The Very Hungry Bookshelves. We strive to increase access to books, encourage reading and demonstrate the importance of reading for all ages. We do this through our Denver7 Read to Lead program, which includes free children’s book distributions, the Denver7 Book Club, Denver7 Story Time and more.

About Reach Out and Read Colorado

Reach Out and Read Colorado empowers health care providers to talk with parents of young children about the importance of reading aloud at health check-ups with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and health care providers, Reach Out and Read Colorado helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills, so children enter school prepared for success.

To learn more about Reach Out and Read Colorado, visit www.ReachOutAndReadCO.org.