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The Children's Festival

of Stories


The mission of Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories is to promote literacy, celebrate children’s books and share the joys of reading. Through this event, we aim to provide literacy experiences for young readers, offering them opportunities to engage with authors, illustrators and stories.  The organizers have committed to keeping this a FREE event in order to provide access to all children.

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This years festival will be held at the McAuliffe International School. During our first two years of operation, McAuliffe International School shared a school building with Swigert Elementary in the Stapleton neighborhood. In 2014, we moved to the historic Smiley campus located in Park Hill at 2540 Holly Street, Denver 80207.

Smiley Junior High School opened in 1928 with 350 students and was named after Emeritus DPS Superintendent William H. Smiley, PhD. A Harvard University graduate, teacher of Latin and the classics, he was a principal (1892 to 1912) and superintendent of Denver Public Schools (1912 to 1924). A portrait bust of William Smiley remains in the front hall of Smiley.



Books to Kids is committed to:

Making books available to ALL children.

Helping children find joy in reading.

Helping children connect with their favorite authors & illustrators.

Everything we do is to promote and enrich children's literacy.

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