Día Publicity Tool Kit
Día Publicity Tools
Public and school libraries will celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros Día on April 30, 2013.
Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of 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.
Tell us what's 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, or follow us on twitter @ alscblog.
Social Media Channels
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Downloadable broadcast quality audio PSAs featuring Día founder and renowned children's
author Pat Mora .
PSAs are Also available en Español.
Check out the new Resource Guide (PDF - 22MB) for librarians! The guide will help you create
Día programs and celebrations in public or school libraries. You'll find program models and
resources for programs of all types and sizes. Whether you are new to Día or have been
celebrating for some time, the Guide will give you inspiration and guidance, tools and templates.
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.
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.
El día de los ninos/El d ía de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
Association for Library Service to Children
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