|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) —"Día" for short— is a daily reminder of the importance of bringing children and books together.
Día is a celebration every day of children, families and reading, that culminates yearly with celebrations held across the country on or near April 30th. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
This year WCLS will celebrate Día on April 26th from 10:30-4 pm at the Lynden Public Library. Plans include food, music, entertainment, free books for children and Latino crafts. It is fun for the whole family.
As celebrated by libraries and librarians, Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, a celebration which took hold in 1925 following the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. Each country selected its own day for the celebration with Mexico and many other Latin American countries choosing April 30.
Whatcom County Library System’s Lynden Library was a recipient of the 2012 Estela & Raúl Mora Award for excellence in Día programming.
Dia Booklist at WCLS
Slideshow of Dia event at Lynden Library 2012
Additional Día resources