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 on April 30, 2017. 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.  


2017 Events

What Día events are happening in your community? 

Map of US with participating libraries [link to]

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


Día in motion - Past Día 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.  

New video PSAs from Pat Mora




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Día Fact Sheet 

Free Program Downloads


Building STEAM with Día Book List 


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Tips for reading with your children are also offered in English and Spanish and English and Chinese.  

   PDF Día Book List English & Spanish .pdf


Social Media 

To share or follow Día on social media, please use #diatogether.

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Partners & Official Supporters



Association fir Library Services to Children



REFORMA: U.S. association to promote library services to the Spanish speaking.


American Library Association Dollar General Literacy Foundation Abrams Books for Young Readers
Cinco Puntos Press Lorito Books peachtree Publishers Big Brothers Big Sisters Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
Children's Book COuncil Colorin Colorado General Federation of Women's Clubs Mama Lisa's World
National COuncil if Teachers of English Reading Rockets United States Board on Books for Young People Arte Public Press Charlesbridge

Media Contact: Heather Cho, ALA Media Relations, hcho@ala.org , 312-280-4020