It’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)!

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), opens a new window, commonly known as just Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural communities. It’s celebrated April 30 by libraries across the country.  

According to the Association for Library Services to Children, opens a new window (ALSC), “[Día] emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures.” While Día is officially recognized April 30, it’s a celebration that should happen each and every day of the year.  

Literacy, inclusivity, and discovery are key missions of the Library. “[Día helps] nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture, while introducing families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies,” states the ALSC. For other families, it teaches recognition and respect for other cultures and heritages, using language as a powerful tool for strengthening both families and communities.  

This year, we’re gearing up to bring Día festivities to your home through our list of digital material recommendations and a special bilingual Storytime at Home with Caitlin Snyder, Harrison Branch Children’s Librarian, and Denise Anderson Branch Senior Manager, on our YouTube channel, opens a new window! Their reading of Book Fiesta! by Pat Mora is being posted at 10 a.m. April 30 for families to enjoy.   

We hope that you and your family will celebrate Día by reading and learning together—today, tomorrow on Día, and on all the days that follow. 

Día del Niño: La celebración de niños

De acuerdo con la Association for Library Services for Children, (asociación para servicios bibliotecarios para niños) el Dia del Niño hace hincapié en lo importante que es la alfabetización para los niños de todas culturas y antecedentes. Este año la biblioteca  traerá las festividades del DIa del Niño a su hogar via el material digital. La Biblioteca tendrá cuentos bilingües durante “Storytime at Home’ con Bibliotecarias Caitlin Snyder y Denise Anderson en nuestro canal de YouTube. Leerán ‘Book Fiesta’ de la escritora bilingüe Pat Mora.

La biblioteca ha acumulado muchos eBooks {libro electrónicos} y libros en audio bilingües para ayudarle a celebrar el Dia del Niño. Deseamos que su familia aproveche el material que la biblioteca tiene permanentemente para usted (ustedes).

Día del Niño Recommended Reading - Birth - PreK


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Día del Niño Recommended Reading - Kindergarten - Grade 2


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Día del Niño Recommended Reading - Grades 3 - 5


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Día del Niño Recommended Reading - Grades 6 - 8


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Día del Niño Recommended Reading - Grades 9 - 12


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