Take a Look!

  • 2014 Colorado Book Awards are underway!

    The Colorado Book Awards is an annual program that celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado's outstanding authors. Click for more information...

  • Colorado has a new Poet Laureate!  Click here to meet Joe Hutchison.

  • Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a series of documentary film screenings about the Civil Rights Movement, coming to Rifle October 6.

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  • 2014 is our 40th anniversary and 10th year of hosting the Colorado Center for the Book.  Join us at the many events we have planned to celebrate.

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  • Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, our early childhood and family literacy program, was selected as a semifinalist for the American Prize, one of three new Library of Congress literacy awards celebrated for the first time this November in Washington, D.C. Motheread/Fatheread Colorado is also cited in the Library's new publication for programmatic strategies, Best Practices.


  • Colorado Online Encyclopedia is Coming!

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  • Writers in the Schools Anthologies

    Our 2013-2014 school year for WITS has been fantastic! Take a look at our list of available anthologies of student prose and poetry from 17 different Colorado elementary, middle and high schools. Read more...

  • Membership opportunities!

    Our programs would not be possible without people like you who value the wisdom and vitality of the humanities and recognize the critical need for humanities education in an informed and effective society. We urge you to take a look at our membership opportunities and choose the level that most suits you, your family or your business. Together, we bring the humanities to life in Colorado! Read more...


What's New?

  • Celebrate the Return of Chautauqua to Durango!

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  • Join us in Grand Junction September 19 and 20 for Two Rivers Chautauqua!


  • Two great History Colorado events:

    RACE Exhibit, Sept. 20, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015

    RACE Event: Frederick Douglass, portrayed by Charles Pace, Oct. 21, 2014


  • Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, our statewide early childhood and family literacy program that goes beyond basic literacy instruction to foster family-based interaction around books and ideas, helps create learning environments in the home that encourage children and motivate their interest and aptitude for literacy and learning.  Contact us to sign up for available institutes in Ignacio, Yuma, Ft. Morgan, Steamboat Springs, Denver and other locations in Colorado.  More information...


  • Writers in the Schools featured on Grand Junction's 11News!


  • Newly published! 20 more volumes for our Colorado biography series, Great Lives in Colorado History! Now a 33-book complement, the Great Lives series is designed for elementary readers, and written in English and Spanish. Each biography contains relevant historical photos and information about significant Coloradans in history, study questions, glossaries, timelines and bibliographies for young readers. What great gifts these make for our school libraries and our children, grandchildren, and young friends!

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