Día Press Kit
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El día de los niños/El día de los libros
(Children's Day/Book Day)
Public and school libraries will celebrate Día’s 20th Anniversary on April 30, 2016. Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is an observance held annually April 30 and a year-round commitment to connecting children with diverse books and programming opportunities.
Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros.
What Día events are happening in your community?
Find out how others across the country are celebrating by using this interactive map.
Dia in motion - Past Dia Celebrations
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
PSAs are Also available en Español.
New video PSAs from Pat Mora
Building STEAM with Día Book List
This book list features titles from around the world for children from birth through age 12 and older. Many of the books are bilingual, in a variety of different languages. Tips for reading with your children are also offered in English and Spanish.
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