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Events & Programs

Sankofa Storytime

BCDI-Denver’s Sankofa Storytime connects children to culture and community libraries while giving them with books with characters of color that reflect and celebrate their rich heritage and culture. BCDI-Denver has partnered with Project Proud Fatherhood, LLC; Afos & Books; and Pauline Robinson Denver Public Library to create “Sankofa Storytimes” as part of NBCDI’s Read to Succeed Program.

NBCDI’s Read to Succeed program is designed to promote early literacy and language development by supporting families with children between birth and eight years old to establish home libraries with culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate children’s books and providing them with supplementary resources through our National Affiliate Network.

This program is generously sponsored by:

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2017 Dates (Every 2nd Thursday of the Month | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM):

  • October 12th (“Fathers Are Everyday Heroes”): Children are invited to dress as a hero/shero, book character, or comic superhero. Families will hear comic book stories from Denver’s very own Anibus Heru, comic book author of "Acid of the Godz." (Location: Pauline Robinson Library - 5575 E 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207)
  • November 9th (“Reading Royalty”): Children are invited to dress as a prince/princess. They will make crowns and hear storytelling about ancient African civilization. (Location: Pauline Robinson Library - 5575 E 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207)
  • December 14th (“ Nguzo Saba”): Children are invited to dress in African attire and will participate in literacy activities celebrating Kwanzaa. (Location: Blair Caldwell African American Research Library - 2401 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205)

2018 Dates:

  • TBA

These events are free and open to children and families throughout the Denver community in partnership with:

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Project Proud Fatherhood, LLC

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