ALSC Offers New Dí­a Brochure, Webinars in 2012

For 2012, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will be releasing a new El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros brochure for parents, and will also host a new round Dí­a-related webinars.

The new Dí­a brochure for parents will be available starting in January. It will focus on reading to children every day and tips on using the library for new parents. A downloadable PDF will be available from the new Dí­a site.

To help librarians plan for their 2012 celebration, ALSC has lined up three exciting Dí­a-related webinars. Each webinar covers a different area of Dí­a celebrations including strategies, expansion, and cooperation in the community:

Connecting with Many Children from Many Cultures: Cultural Literacy @your library examines culturally sensitive library programming that promotes cultural literacy.

Dí­a 201: Community Partnerships, Marketing, and Funding explores hosting large scale Dia events and strategies for community collaboration.

Making Every Day a Dí­a Day: Incorporating Dí­a into Current Youth Programming discusses the opportunity to introduce multicultural literature and bilingual literacy into any and all programs and events at the library.

ALSC also invites libraries to register their Dí­a events on the new website. Every registration represents an opportunity for increase funding for this multicultural celebration. You can also share your stories at Dí­a’s Facebook page.

El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Dí­a, is a celebration of children, reading, and culture. The Dí­a celebration was founded in 1996 by children’s book author Pat Mora, who proposed conceptually linking the existing Children’s Day with literacy. The founding partner of Dí­a is REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Literacy and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking.

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