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. 


Press Releases

Libraries celebrate diversity, promote multicultural literacy

Nation’s libraries showcase multicultural resources as uptick in demand for multicultural children’s books continues

ALSC announces Building STEAM with Día booklists

Building STEAM with Día mini-grants awarded

The 2015 Día National Program Registry is now open


2016 Events

What Día events are happening in your community? 

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Find out how others across the country are celebrating by using this interactive map.


Dia in motion - Past Dia Celebrations 


Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

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     Downloadable broadcast quality audio PSAs featuring Día founder and renowned children's        

     author Pat Mora .

     PSAs are Also available en Español.






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Dia Fact Sheet 


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.  

    Dia Book List English & Spanish .pdf



 Social Media 

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Partners & Official Supporters






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Media Contact: Macey Morales, Media Relations Manager, ALA, mmorales@ala.org , 312-280-4020