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Libraries to celebrate diversity in action on April 30
El día de los niños/El día de los libros, known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
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.
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Downloadable Broadcast Quality Audio PSAs featuring Dia founder and author Pat Mora
Audio PSAs also available en Español
* To download audio files right click on "MP3 file," select "save as," choose computer file location and click "save."
PSA scripts also available en Español
Share a book with your child at your library April 30th for Día, a national celebration of diverse children’s books. To learn more about Día, please visit your local library or ala.org/dia.
One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is a love of reading. On April 30th, celebrate Día by connecting your child to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries. To learn more about Día, visit your local library or ala.org/dia.
What’s the best way to explore a new culture? Celebrate Día on April 30th by visiting your library to learn about diverse books, languages and cultures. To find out more about Día and new cultures, please visit your local library or ala.org/dia.
Looking for a special opportunity to read to your child? You’ll find it at your library this April 30th when libraries bring books, children and families together for the 20th anniversary of Día. Celebrate Día by embracing diversity as a powerful tool to help children, families and communities to thrive. To find out more about Día, please visit your local library or ala.org/dia.
Did you know that a world of resources is waiting for you and your family at your library? Check out all the multicultural resources your library offers this April 30th during the 20th anniversary of Día. Día provides families opportunities for learning through multiple literacies. To learn more about Día and diverse books and resources, please visit your local library or ala.org/dia.