From The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, March 11, 2011:
April 30, 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day), better known as Día, the celebration of children, families and reading. Sponsored by ALSC and REFORMA, this event will celebrated all over the country in many different ways. We invite you to visit Día’s official website for more information.
Register your Día Event with ALSC!
It’s here! 2011 marks the 15-year anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, called Día, the celebration of children, books, reading and culture. To help centralize all of the celebrations around the country, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has set up a database for Día events.
By registering your event with ALSC you are adding to the collective heritage of Día celebrations around the country. You’re also helping inspire other libraries to host their own Día events. Día programs typically include story times, picnics, guest speakers, or festivals. All libraries registering their event will receive free Día stickers. After you register your event, check out the programs going on around you. There is a Día map featuring state-by-state programs.
Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros. The event is supported by ALSC and REFORMA, the professional organization for Spanish-speaking librarians and information specialists. To learn more about El día de los niños/El día de los libros, please visit the Día homepage.
ALSC, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,200 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, please visit the ALSC website.
Register your Día event now!
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.