Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day / Book Day)

Dia Event Celebrates Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30.  

Dia emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Dia 101 Webinar Scheduled
On Friday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. CST, ALSC is offering Día 101: Everything you need to know about celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros. This one-hour webinar covers all things Día. It's lead by Beatriz Pascual Wallace from the Seattle Public Library.

Pat Mora to Make Appearance in Tucson, Arizona 
Award-winning children’s author Pat Mora will join the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) for the national kick-off 15th anniversary celebration of Día at the Valencia Branch of the Pima County Library System from 11:30 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Learn more.

Pat Mora will also be celebrating Díapalooza on her blog  by posting a Día related item and reflection each day. 

Share the Joy of Dia!
Teachers, librarians, parents, and guardians, YOU can share the joy of Dia with all the young people in your life! Check out Pat Mora's website for planning ideas and resources, and check out the ALSC's Dia map to find Dia celebrations in communities around the country.