Posted on April 8, 2019 at 6:00 am
Launched in the 1990s by children’s author Pat Mora and sponsored by the American Library Association, El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Día) is a national celebration of the importance of literacy “for all children from all backgrounds.”
We have two events planned for Día, both on Tuesday, April 30.
El Día de los Niños
Tuesday, April 30, 4–5pm
The goals of Día, according to the American Library Association’s division for service to children, are to:
Día is most often associated with sharing stories in Spanish and English, but you don’t have to wait until our Día events to check our great selection of bilingual and Spanish language materials. Recent arrivals include:
For older kids, we offer Spanish language versions of such popular series as Dog Man, Fly Guy, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and the Bad Guys. There are also some great new titles rooted in Latino cultural traditions or featuring Latino/Latina characters, including Merci Suárez Changes Gears and Sal & Gabi Break the Universe (the first in a fun new time travel series).
With Día’s emphasis on recognizing and celebrating multiple cultures, it bears pointing out that the Library District offers books in a variety of languages and formats, from picture books in Arabic to Baro af-Soomaali, a board book in Somali produced by Seattle’s Somali population in partnership with the Seattle Public Library.
Visit your local District library to discover these titles and more!
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