The Colorado Center for the Book (CCftB), the state affiliate of the Library of Congress and a program department of Colorado Humanities, exists to encourage a love of reading and books among people of all ages through diverse cultural activities. CCftB's programs are designed to instill a passion for books, writing and reading at all levels of literacy.

Colorado Book Awards

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado

Colorado Poet Laureate

Letters About Literature

River of Words

Writers in the Schools

John Y. Cole, Director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, says, "The Colorado Center for the Book, founded in 1989 as a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is among the most active and productive of the 50 state centers for the book. With at least five major projects and the strong support of Colorado Humanities, its host institution, it is making a difference in the lives of readers - and potential readers - in every corner of the state."