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Read to Lead: Help Denver7 give books to children in need

Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2021-07-14 13:54:19-04

Knowing that literacy is crucial to success in school and in life, Denver7 Read to Lead works to develop partnerships, programs and initiatives that increase access to books and encourage reading.

If You Give A Child A Book

Each August and September, Denver7 raises money to buy books for children in need. This is part of our parent company’s (E.W. Scripps) national If You Give A Child A Book initiative. Donations from station employees and viewers are collected through the Scripps Howard Foundation and used to purchase books from Scholastic. Thanks to the generous support of our donors in 2020, Denver7 Read to Lead will distribute 9,000 books to kids living in poverty in 2021.

To learn more, visit www.TheDenverChannel.com/GiveABook.

Free Books for Kids

Studies show that children who grow up with books in the home enjoy a substantial advantage over children who do not, and more than 60 percent of low-income families have no children’s books in their homes. By distributing free children’s books, Denver7 Read to Lead hopes to help kids discover a love of reading as they learn to read and read more often.

Denver7 partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Food Bank of the Rockies to get books in the hands of kids who don’t have books at home.

With Boys & Girls Clubs, we host book fairs where Club members choose their own books to take home and help select books to help fill their Club library.

During the summer, Denver7 joins Food Bank of the Rockies at their Mobile Pantry sites to bring children’s books to families in low-income neighborhoods. Denver7 anchors, reporters and other staff members distribute books as Food Bank of the Rockies distributes food, serving both minds and bodies.

Denver7 Book Club

Denver7 Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo believes there’s only one thing better than a good book…a great group to discuss that book with. Our Denver7 Book Club is the best place to find both. Each month, Lisa picks a book she really likes – or has been wanting to read – and invites you to join her in reading it and then discussing it. The Denver7 Book Club is hosted by the Tattered Cover Book Store on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Denver7 Book Club meetings are for guests 21+. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

2021 Denver7 Book Club Titles:

· January/February: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Zoom
· March: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi on Zoom
· April: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett on Zoom
· May: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee on Zoom
· June: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr on Zoom
· July: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro at Tattered Cover McGregor Square
· August: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
· September: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller at Tattered Cover Colfax
· October: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid at Tattered Cover McGregor Square
· November: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
· December: Deacon King Kong by James McBride at Tattered Cover Colfax

Visit the Denver7 Book Club Facebook page to learn more and click here to register for the next Denver7 Book Club gathering.

Denver7 Read to Lead is sponsored by Canvas Credit Union. See how Canvas celebrates our community and helps Coloradans Afford Life at canvas.org.