Celebrate Día

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Celebrate Día

LA County Library has lots of fun events for Día

We have events for the whole family to celebrate El día de los niños / El día de los libros, and you’re invited! Please see our list of events below and then scroll down for take-home activities and the history of Día.

Children reading a book on the floor of the libraryMore about El día de los niños/El día de los libros

El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly in the spring. LA County Library is celebrating throughout the spring with a variety of programs!

El día de los niños originated in Mexico in 1925 and has grown as an annual celebration that recognizes children, pays homage to their importance in society, and endorses their well-being. Pat Mora, a Texas native and nationally recognized author of children’s books, first heard of this tradition in 1996. She got to thinking that one good idea (El día de los niños) should lead to another (El día de los libros) and that there should be a link between the celebration of childhood and literacy.

For more than 20 years, Día has helped to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population while also fueling understanding and acceptance.

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