COLORADO SPRINGS – The Pikes Peak Library District announced Monday that the library will offer a free book to any 4-year-old who asks for one.
This year, the library will give any child Penguinaut! by Marcie Colleen in an effort to help children read and improve literacy rates.
It’s part of the One Book Colorado program, which gives away more than 75,000 copies of the same book to every 4-year-old in the state each year.
“We know that reading with parents and caregivers is an important developmental tool for young ones,” said PPLD Director of Children’s Services Nancy Maday in a news release. “One Book Colorado helps us add to their permanent bookshelves at home, in addition to the materials they check out from the library,”
The books are available from April 8 to April 22 while supplies last! Copies are available in both English and Spanish.