Celebrate Día in April

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Last April across the country, El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Día is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming are to:

  • Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
  • Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
  • Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
  • Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

Start your planning for another year of sharing literature with all children and families—day by day, día por día, all children, all cultures, all languages.

For more information, visit http://dia.ala.org and for planning, we encourage you used this helpful booklet.

Created on Feb 28, 2017 | Last updated March 23, 2017