The 2024 National Día Program Registry is now open, and ALSC invites libraries, schools, and community organizations to register their upcoming programs. By using the national registry, program planners help build a searchable database that showcases all types and sizes of programs that highlight El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) and Diversity In Action.
The Día Program Registry is a great way for planners to share diversity programming ideas and best practices with colleagues across the country. A searchable Día program map and data table are available for browsing.
Why Celebrate Día?
Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures.
The four common goals of Día programs 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.
Free Resources Coming!
Stay tuned to the Día webpage. Free booklists, social media graphics, and more will be available in early 2024 to help support your Día program.
In 2023, 132 Día programs representing 31 states were added to the National Día program registry. Please consider registering your programs and let us know how your community is celebrating Dia and diversity.