In one week, on April 30th, libraries all over the country will be participating in El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), the annual celebration of children, books, and culture.
This year, over 400 libraries will be celebrating across the country. Here at the ALSC office, we’ve heard from a lot of libraries that are doing some fun things. Here are a few examples below:
- On Saturday, April 28, the Harrington Library of the Plano (Texas) Public Library System will be hosting an event with crafts, stories and an “Manana Iguana” puppet show!
- On Tuesday, April 24, the Buckhead Branch of the Atlanta Fulton (Ga.) Public Library System will be be hosting even featuring Pura Belpré award-winning books, books authored by Pura Belpré, and a display about her life and career.
- On Tuesday, May 6, the Brentwood (N.Y.) Public Library will be celebrating their 6th Día celebration with a storyteller/singer who will present “stories and songs of Latin America.”
- On Monday, April 30, the Buhl (Idaho) Public Library’s afterschool elementary-age book club will host as many as 6 countries featuring books, posters, foods, and a talk about their country.
These are just a few of the great examples of celebrations around the country. Are you hosting an event at your library? What kinds of things are you doing? We’d love to hear from you. Have fun in your 2012 Día event. Thanks for participating!