[kids-lib] Dia de los ninos (children's day/book day)

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Apr 1 09:06:30 PDT 2010

Hello!  I just received the following email about the El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) 2010.  Dia is an annual celebration for children, families, books, and reading.  What types of events do libraries have to celebrate Dia?  I recently heard from a librarian who is planning 6 stations, one for each early literacy skill, and providing 'passports' for kids to take around to each station.  When they complete an activity they receive a stamp in their passport.  Children who travel to all 6 stations get a free book!  Dia events don't have to be this grand, some are just a special storytime with a craft and refreshments.

Libraries, if you already have a Dia celebration planned, please register your event online at: http://cs.ala.org/websurvey/alsc/dia/. When you register, your event will be added to the interactive map the public can access to locate events.  If you haven't planned your celebration and are looking for ideas and resources, you can download a list of books and links to websites here http://tiny.cc/ydabl.

Healthy Start, you can use this interactive map to find local events: http://cs.ala.org/websurvey/alsc/dia/map.cfm. This might be a fun library event to take your families to or encourage them to attend. I see that 3 Oregon libraries are already registered!  Keep checking back to as we get closer to Dia because more libraries will be registering their events in the coming weeks.  Or call your local library to find out if they are celebrating Dia, and what they are doing.  Here is a link to the online Oregon Library Directory where you can find phone numbers, addresses, and a link to Google maps for directions to your local library: http://www.oregonauthors.org/libraries/.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

From: Farley, Michele [mailto:MFarley at library.IN.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 6:17 AM
To: Inchildprog at lists.in.gov;publib at webjunction.org;yscon at lists.ncmail.net;yappers at lists.in.gov;inpublib at lists.in.gov
Subject: [YSCON] Let the Countdown to Dia Begin!

Let the countdown to Día begin!  El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates each year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Not sure what to plan or how to do it?  Visit the "Celebrations" page for ideas.  Register your library's Día program, print brochures and use the interactive map to see what other communities are doing to celebrate nationwide.

Become a fan of Día on Facebook and follow the countdown to the Día Celebrations on April 30!


Michele Farley
Children's Services Consultant
Professional Development Office
Indiana State Library
(317) 234-5649
mfarley at library.in.gov 
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