Idaho libraries encouraged to apply for día de los niños books

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Día events support literacy and bridge cultures through bilingual storytimes, family literacy fairs, community events, and other programs that encourage family reading and increased understanding of other cultures.

Idaho public and school libraries are encouraged to work with at least one local partner to host a Día event and work to reach out to families who might not be library users. Libraries that host events and complete a Día application by April 4, 2016 will receive books for participating families and posters to help promote events.

Register at https://form.jotform.com/icfl/dia-application. Applications are due by April 4.

More resources and information about Día can be found at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/el-dia-de-los-ninos. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at the Commission.