April 30, 2014
5:30pm to 7pm
Local 6th grade students from Mesa View have written and illustrated books to share, read, sell and autograph in the multipurpose room at the Farmington Public Library to help celebrate Diversity in Action. Open to the public.
Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of alllinguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Día is anenhancement 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.
El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day April 30th & every day of the year
Día means "day" in Spanish. In 1996, author Pat Mora learned about the Mexican tradition of celebrating April 30th as El día del niño, the day of the child. New Mexico author Pat Mora thought, "We have Mother's Day and Father's Day. Yes! We need kids' day too, but I want to connect all children with bookjoy, the pleasure of reading." Every year, across the country, libraries, schools, community organizations, etc. plan culminating book fiestas creating April Día celebrations that unite communities.
2014 Proclamation coming soon!
|Official Dia ALSC Page||Celebrations in New Mexico|