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16 'Little Free Libraries' get new children's books in Denver

Read Across America Day, an initiative promoting literacy, is Tuesday in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

DENVER — Hundreds of children's books will be delivered to 16 Little Free Libraries in Denver.

Kroenke Sports Charities and Ball Corporation have partnered to deliver hundreds of books on Tuesday, March 2 on Read Across America Day, an initiative promoting literacy, in honor of Dr. Seuss.

"We hope these book drops help to bring a smile to local children and adults, alike," said Kroenke Sports & Entertainment VP of Community Relations Deb Dowling. “Kroenke Sports Charities and Ball Corporation appreciate the power and importance of literacy. By making books more accessible, we hope to inspire a life-long love of reading in every Denver resident.”

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Denver Nuggets SuperMascot Rocky, Colorado Avalanche Mascot Bernie, Colorado Rapids Mascot RapidMan, Denver Nuggets Dancers, Colorado Avalanche Ice Patrol members and Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch members will be participating in Tuesday's socially-distanced outdoor delivery.

The National Education Association founded Read Across America Day in 1998 on Dr. Seuss' birthday. For several years the organization has deemphasized Dr. Seuss and encouraged a more diverse reading list for children.

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Little Free Libraries receiving new children's books from Kroenke Sports Charities and Ball Corporation:

  1. 1569 Hooker St.
  2. 1580 Julian St.
  3. 1558 Newton St.
  4. 3310 W. 14th Ave.
  5. 2801 W. Park Place
  6. 17 S. Hazel Ct.
  7. 4629 W. Cedar Ave.
  8. 3453 W. Custer Place
  9. 1563 S. Acoma St.
  10. 1748 S. Washington St.
  11. 1768 S. Ogden St.
  12. 1990 S. Logan St.
  13. 1851 S. Java Way
  14. 2095 S. Knox Ct.
  15. 2320 S. Lowell Blvd.
  16. 2520 S. Utica St.

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