Día Publicity Tools
Hundreds of public and school libraries will celebrate Día on April 30, 2018. Día is a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round, culminating annually on April 30.
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.
The common goals of all Día programming are to:
- Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
Find out about Día events happening in your community
Tell us about your Día event, or find out how others across the country are celebrating. Submitted event information will appear in ALSC's interactive map which is scanned by library professionals and press.
You can also share your information with Día friends via Facebook, on Twitter @wearealsc or by using #diatogether.
Press Release Template
Social Media Channels
Share or follow using #diatogether, #sharebookjoy and #STEAMwithdia.
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Building STEAM with Día Book List
Tips for reading with your children are also offered in English and Spanish and English and Chinese.
Pat Mora. An award-winning children’s author, Mora has written several books for youth, teens, and adults, including her Book Fiesta!, a bilingual celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros.
Association for Library Service to Children
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Chicago, IL 60611