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Celebrate Día

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Celebrate Día

About Día

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30, but we’re celebrating throughout the month of April and into May with virtual and in-person programs!

Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.  In 1996, children’s author Pat Mora was influenced by the annual Mexican tradition of El Día De Los Niños and proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy. For more than 20 years, Día has helped to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, while also fueling understanding and acceptance.

Virtual Programs

Adult and children make food

Thursday, April 14, 4 pm
Celebrate Día: Discover Fun Recipes with My Family – Part I: CrEATe Healthy Snacking
Learn about healthy snacks you can make and eat for strong bodies and energy. CrEATive Plate shows how to make Banana Rolls; you’ll need the ingredients and tools listed on the registration page. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver.
Register here.

Child making food

Thursday, April 21, 4 pm
Celebrate Día: Discover Fun Recipes with My Family – Part II: Explore Food Groups
Learn about the food groups (fruit, vegetables, grains, protein, dairy). CrEATive Plate shows how to make Chicken Cups & Apple Pie Cups; you’ll need the ingredients and tools listed on the registration page. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver.
Register here.

Friday, April 29, 4 pm
Celebrate Día: Food Traditions and Family Fun!
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)—or Día—celebrates kids, families, and reading around the world. Join us for stories about food traditions and make crafts honoring favorite recipes. For ages 5 – 12 with caregiver.
Register here.

Activity Kits

Dia activity kit with fruit and breadMost libraries that are not offering in-person programming to celebrate Día have take-home activity kits available, which include materials and instructions for making a picnic bag and ideas for creating a family recipe book. Please contact your local library for details!

Special Thanks

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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