El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), often known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. Celebrated since 1925 throughout Mexico, Día emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds through bilingual storytimes, family literacy fairs, community events, and other programs that encourage family reading and increased understanding of other cultures.
ICfL will continue to locate and share national resources for El día de los niños/El día de los libros events on this webpage and supports Idaho libraries who continue to offer this programming. If your library’s Día event is implemented as an outreach event, your library may still request paperback books in support of your event through our Outreach for Underserved Children program.
Día Program Planning Resources
Visit ALSC’s Día website for all the newest national resources: http://dia.ala.org/ – “Each Story Matters, Every Child Counts, “
Below you will find some Idaho specific content as well as nationally developed resources from the 20th anniversary of the program in 2018. The following program resources are available to any Idaho public or school library to plan a Día event: