Making Every Day a Día Day: Incorporating Día into Current Youth Programming

An effective way to really make Día (El día de los niños/El día de los libros--Children's Day/Book Day) a part of library programming throughout the year is to introduce multicultural literature and bilingual literacy into any and all programs and events at the library where it might apply.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will discover opportunities for including bilingual literacy into library programs
  • Learners will be informed of resources and sources for resources to support Día programming
  • Learners will receive information on expanding Día programs and events to include languages in addition to Spanish
  • Learners will gain understanding of the importance of bilingual and multicultural programming

Who Should Attend

Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with children and families.


Jeanette Larson has more than 35 years of experience working with libraries. She currently works as a freelance writer and independent consultant and trainer and is an adjunct professor for Texas Woman's University. Jeanette is the author of El día de los niños/El día de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Día (American Library Association) and has been involved with Dia since the inception of the celebration.  In recognition of her work on behalf of Día, Jeanette was named a "Día Dynamo."


How to Register

Visit the ALA Registration page to purchase the recording online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in. 

Tech Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.

For more information, view a video about Abode Connect meetings produced by Adobe.

Credits &/or CEUs

College credit nor CEU's are available at this time.  An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.


Dan Rude
ALSC Marketing/Membership Specialist
(800) 545-2433 ext. 2164


Interested in sponsoring this course?  Contact Dan Rude, ALSC Marketing/Membership Specialist, at the email or phone number above.