Read Aloud: Frequently Asked Questions


Will I be reading at the library?

The storytimes take place at various Head Start Centers and Early Childhood Education Centers in the Denver area. Reliable transportation is required.

May I choose the center where I read?

Based on the time when you and the teacher are available, the program coordinator will match you with a center. We will try to place you near your home or office; however that may not always be possible. Most of the centers are about a 15 - 20 minute drive from downtown. To participate in this program, you must be willing to drive to any location in Denver.

May I choose my own books?

The books are selected, for their excellence and importance in children’s literature, by the Read Aloud staff. Each book set contains 4-5 stories and the books are carefully chosen to represent a variety of stories and styles.

Will I be teaching the children to read?

The Read Aloud Program provides a weekly 30-minute storytime provided by you at the center. You will not be tutoring or teaching the children.

What ages are the children I will be reading to?

The children are in preschool. They are 3-5 years old.

What is the program’s philosophy?

The program serves children from lower-income families who are attending Head Start and early childhood education centers. The purpose of the Read Aloud Program is to give these children the opportunity to experience the joy of reading, to develop a love of books, and to promote the use of the library.

Who does the Program serve?

Educationally-at-risk children in the Denver area who attend government-supported agencies such as Head Start and other early childhood education centers.

Where do I pick up my books?

You may select a Denver Public Library branch near your home or office or the Central branch and we will deliver your books there weekly.

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