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According to the American Library Association:
“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. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.” This celebration is a literacy initiative that was created in 1996 by award-winning children’s author, Pat Mora. Mora always believed children should have a special day in which they are celebrated. When she learned of the Mexican holiday El día del niño, she was inspired to create a celebration for children and bookjoy, the pleasure of enjoying time with books. Every April, libraries, schools, and early childhood centers across the country celebrate día with storytimes, festivities, and more. Visit the American Library Association’s Día webpage to learn more about this special celebration.
Join Contra Costa County Library in celebrating Día all month long with crafts, virtual storytimes, and a prize drawing.
- We are so excited to partner with First 5 and Tandem, Early Learning for a virtual Día storytime event. Register to join in on the fun!
- Join Ms. Rosa for a special virtual bilingual storytime for Día on Saturday, April 30. Register to enjoy stories, songs and dance in English and Spanish with your little ones.
- Children are invited to play a virtual game of Library Lotería. This beloved Mexican game of chance is similar to bingo but uses colorful cards and lots of fun! Register to pick up your game card and pieces at your local library.
While visiting our website, be sure to check out our many digital resources that are always available and free with your Contra Costa County Library card. Read books and stream movies and shows on Kanopy Kids. You can even find language learning videos in Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and more. TumbleBook Library is a resource that includes interactive, animated stories, puzzles, and games in English, Spanish, and French. Some bilingual stories are available, too! Find downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks for children using OverDrive for Kids. Titles are available in multiple languages, including bilingual books.
To find books in our collection, browse these booklists to find titles for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kids and tweens.