2022 Read It Forward Winners

Thank you to all the super readers out there!

WOW! A total of 1,096 entries were submitted for the first-ever Arapahoe Libraries Read It Forward, which resulted in a grand total of $2,050 in donations from 40 individuals and a group donation from the Library for All program!

Thank you for the submissions and a month of spectacular reading. Your entries helped expand literacy in Colorado by supporting the following community organizations:



$700 donation from 14 winners

Food Bank of the Rockies, opens a new window is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region. In addition to urban areas, they serve rural areas where partner agencies may not exist, but the need is still abundant, including at the Kelver Library in Byers, Colorado. They have been selected for this program because of their work to ensure children don’t go to school hungry.

$550 donation from 11 winners

Colorado Talking Book Library, opens a new window  serves people who can’t read standard print by providing audio, Braille and large print books, keeping the visually impaired connected to reading, stories and adventure.

$250 donation from 5 winners

Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council, opens a new window works with early childhood centers, programs and staff to encourage quality care and learning. They offer training and one-on-one coaching to support the early childhood ecosystem in Arapahoe county. The Council also provides in-home visitation programs and resource navigators to educate and support families with young kids. 

$200 donation from 4 winners

Partners in Literacy, opens a new window coordinates reading volunteers to share books and conversation with students in students in kindergarten to eighth grade. They also have reimagined the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award so that the winning book is decided by middle and high school book groups from across the state.

$200 donation from 4 winners

Rocky Mountain Welcome Center, opens a new window is an immigrant-led organization with the mission of fostering intercultural learning, understanding and integration among immigrants, refugees and Colorado receiving communities through programs, classes and activities. 

$150 donation from 3 winners

Scholars Unlimited, opens a new window provides programs for elementary-aged children. Their mission is to foster academic, social and emotional growth for children living in low-income communities around metro Denver, including Sheridan.


Winning Books

The names have been drawn, donations have been made but what did they read? Check out the full list of books!

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