El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. This holiday was founded by children's book author Pat Mora in 1996 and endorsed by the American Library Association in 2001.
The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The common goals of all Día programming are to:
- Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
Winner of the 2016 Newbery medal, Last
Stop on Market Street, written by Matt
de la Peña and illustrated by Christian
Robinson, celebrates the vibrancy and
diversity of the city.
Día: Diversity in Action
Join us Friday, April 29, 2016 from
10am-12pm for a story stroll of
Last Stop on Market Street
and Arts & Crafts on the 1st Floor of the Library.
Please RSVP by filling out the form on this guide.
We hope to see you there!