Known by many names like el dia de los ninos (Children’s Day), el dia de los libros (Book Day), but more commonly known as Día, April 30th is a day in celebration of all children and literacy of diverse books. Nationally recognized, Día is a day that emphasizes the importance of connecting children and their families to books supporting their culture, heritage, and language.
Some interesting resources to check out:
- Día Bookclub Toolkit
- This is great way to save time and energy for last minute planning! Toolkit will include recommended books for children of certain ages, added discussion questions, and sample agenda for any child, parent, or library staff member who wants to celebrate.
- Awards for Participation
- A serious motivation to any person who celebrates Día in their library or the community.
- Webcasts for Assisted Planning
- Need assistance in planning? These free webinars will help in designing a plan for Día and learn more about other multicultural programs.
- Facebook chats, blogs, and additional websites
- These useful resources will help in any other planning or information on multicultural children’s’ books that one might need.
For all these tools and more, visit http://dia.ala.org/.
Celebrating Día’s 25th Anniversary, we at the Butler Children’s Literature Center at Dominican University would like you to join us in commemorating Día so that “Each Story Matters, Every Child Counts”.
(Cited from the American Library Association Día website)