Youth One Book, One Denver

Now in its fourth year, the Youth One Book, One Denver summer reading program has grown to 6,000 participants. The program offers children ages 9-12 a shared reading experience along with fun and educational programming to help combat summer learning loss. All authors for this year’s selection are local and the winning author will make several public appearances throughout the program, which runs throughout the summer.  Youth participating in partnering summer programs will receive a copy of the book as well as educational opportunities related to the book.  

The book selection was voted on by more than 600 youth throughout the city.

2015 Youth One Book, One Denver Book Selection

The Comet’s Curse
by Dom Testa
Earth has been contaminated by a comet and everyone over the age of 18 is dying. The Galahad project will send a spaceship, captained by a 16-year-old girl and a wise-cracking computer. The spaceship houses 251 teens. Will they survive to colonize another planet and save the human race? And are they the only ones aboard their spaceship?

Space Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Don't miss our free day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  We'll have a scavenger hunt and give away a few copies of The Comet's Curse!

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.
May 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch 'N Learns with Dom Testa, author of "The Comet's Curse"
Have lunch with Dom Testa, author of "The Comet's Curse," and ask all of the questions you have been dying to ask about the book, characters, and Dom.  Youth also get to participate in a variety of fun activities related to the book.

McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. Directions and Parking.
June 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Please register online.  Space is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  First priority given to participating summer programs.

Author Events with Dom Testa, author of "The Comet's Curse"
Come meet Dom Testa, author of "The Comet's Curse," and ask all of the questions you have about the book, characters, and Dom.  Bring your copy of the book to get it signed by Dom.

Author events are open and free to the public.  No registration required.

Tuesday, June 23
Sam Gary Denver Public Library Branch (2961 Roslyn St)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. event - at capacity
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. event - at capacity

Monday, June 29
Central Denver Public Library Branch (10 W 14th Ave Parkway)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. event - available

Friday, July 10
Smiley Denver Public Library Branch (4501 W 46th Ave)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. event - available
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. event - at capacity

Monday, July 20
Montbello Denver Public Library Branch (12955 Albrook Dr)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. event - available
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. event - available

Saturday, July 25
Hadley Denver Public Library Branch (1890 Grove St)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. event - available

Science Activities Based on "The Comet's Curse"
Join Denver Public Libraries for fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities related to this year's Youth One Book One Denver selection.

Science events are open and free to the public. No registration required.

Tuesday, August 4
Sam Gary Denver Public Library Branch (2961 Roslyn St)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 6
Hadley Denver Public Library Branch (1890 Grove St)
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, August 10
Montbello Denver Public Library Branch (12955 Albrook Dr)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12
Smiley Denver Public Library Branch (4501 W 46th Ave)
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the Youth One Book, One Denver program, download the YOBOD report.