Anythink to Host Author, Illustrator David Shannon for Very Special Story Time

On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Anythink will host David Shannon, author and illustrator of this year’s One Book 4 Colorado selection, in an interactive story time at the district’s flagship branch in Thornton. The program will also be streamed live via Anythink’s website and will include a reading of Duck on a Bike in both Spanish and English, as well as a Q&A with the author.

The interactive story time from 10:30 am-12 pm will include several readings by Shannon as well as songs, finger plays and activities for preschoolers. While participants at the event enjoy crafts and refreshments, live stream viewers are treated to a Q&A with the author. Questions can be submitted by viewers via Twitter to @ilovemyanythink. 

Children watching remotely are encouraged to participate in the same “Rocking Duck” craft happening at the branch. A program sheet that includes a list of materials and instructions for making their own rocking duck is available for download here. 

The live stream will also be archived on the Anythink site through Children’s Book Week, May 13-19, 2013. Caregivers can pick up a copy of Duck on a Bike for their 4 year old – in either English or Spanish – at all Anythink locations beginning today.

One Book 4 Colorado aims to promote early literacy by providing all Colorado 4 year olds with a selected book. Books can be picked up at all Anythink locations, as well as public libraries across the state of Colorado. The yearly project is a collaboration between Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, public libraries, the private sector and nonprofit and foundation communities.

Event Details

A Very Special Story Time with

David Shannon

Thursday, May 9, 2013

10:30 am-12 pm


Anythink Wright Farms

5877 E. 120th Ave.

Thornton, CO 80602