Día Publicity Tool Kit

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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 

Map of US with participating libraries

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.



Free Program Resources

Día Fact Sheet

Flyer Template

Letter to the Editor Template

Press Release Template

PSA Templates


Social Media Channels

facebook logo Find Día on Facebook!

follow #dia11alsc on twitter Follow us on twitter @wearealsc

Share or follow using #diatogether, #sharebookjoy and #STEAMwithdia.


Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Dia founder pat mora







Downloadable broadcast quality audio PSAs featuring Día founder and renowned children's author Pat MoraPSAs are Also available en Español.



Use online or on posters to promote your program
Dia Building STEAM Web Badge (Square)
Use online or on posters to promote your program
Building STEAM with Dia web badge (rectangle)
Use online or on posters to promote your program

Dia Facebook web badge (square)

Use online or on posters to promote your program

Dia: Together with Dia web badge (rectangle)



Building STEAM with Día Book List


Book cover: Dia! Diversity in Action









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

   PDFDía Book List English & Spanish .pdf


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Association for Library Service to Children, the home of Día



REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, and Día Founding Partner


Pat Mora

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.   


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Chicago, IL 60611