El día de los niños, El día de los libros or The Day of the Child, The Day of the Book will take place on April 30, 2018. Now is the perfect time to plan your program and be a part of the celebración!
Created in 1997 by author Pat Mora, Día is a day to honor children of all cultures and to showcase the importance of literacy. While the official holiday is April 30, Día festivities can take place at any time during the month of April or even early May.
This year’s theme is “Building STEAM with Día,” and it’s a great opportunity to think outside the box and present a day of science, technology, art, and/or math themed activities that include diverse books and speakers.
Need some inspiration?
- Take a look at the Día Toolkit that offers background information on Día as well as detailed program templates.
- Read a Book / Share a Book / Display a Book from the “2018 Building STEAM with Día Booklist.” There are separate lists for Birth to Pre-K, Kindergarten to 2nd Grade, 3rd to 5th Grade, and 6th to 8th Grade.
- And, there’s even more on the Free Program Downloads.
You can plan something big like San Diego County Library’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros Ballet Folklorico & Book Giveaway or start small with a drop-in story and activity and use some of the printable activity sheets (located near the end of this page).
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you register your event on the National Día Program Registry 2018 and that you download the fantastic web badges [square] or [rectangle] or posters [Spanish] or [English] to help promote your event.
Doing something cool for Día this year? Do tell in the comments.
*Featured image courtesy of Día website.
*Día de los niños Spanish poster courtesy of Día website.
Mary Schreiber, Youth Collection Development Specialist at Cuyahoga County Public Library, is writing this post for the ALSC Public Awareness Committee. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.