Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros

Children's Day / Book Day

Danza Azteca at the 2012 Día Celebration

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a nationwide celebration of children, families and reading held annually on or around April 30th.
Día brings families together and emphasizes the importance of literacy for every child regardless of linguistic or cultural background.
The slogan for Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is “Many children, many cultures, many books.” 

This year Yolo County Library will be celebrating Día at all eight branches.   


2014 Celebrations

Clarksburg

Clarksburg Branch Library
52915 Netherlands Road, Clarksburg
Wednesday, April 30th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Knights Landing

Knights Landing Branch Library
4231 Third Street, Knights Landing
Wednesday, April 23rd
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Davis

Mary L. Stephens Branch Library
315 East 14th Street, Davis
Saturday, April 26th
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

West Sacramento

Arthur F. Turner Community Library
1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento
Saturday, April 26th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Davis

Marguerite Montgomery Elementary
South Davis Satellite Library
1441 Danbury Street, Davis
Saturday, April 26th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Winters

Winters Community Library
708 Railroad Avenue, Winters
Thursday, May 1st
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
 

Esparto

Esparto Regional Library
17065 Yolo Avenue, Esparto
Saturday, May 3rd
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yolo

Yolo Branch Library
37750 Sacramento Street, Yolo
Thursday, April 17th
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 


Arthur F. Turner Community Library

April 17th 2010 - West Sacramento

An afternoon of fun, dancing and storytelling was enjoyed by all. The Folklorico Latino de Woodland infused grace and exuberance with swirling dancers in colorful costumes and James Barrera trick roping and bullwhip extraordinaire enthralled the audience.

Dia Children Painting

Author Francisco X. Alarcon and illustrator Maya Christina Gonzalez entertained one and all with readings from their works. These talented artists also led the audience through the process of creating their own families' stories.

Face painting fun was provided by the talented members of the River City High School Interact Club led by Dr. Cheryl Silva.

The children also had fun making crafts such as papel picado and Ojos de Dios and munching on homemade tortillas thoughtfully provided by community members Vicky Guzman and Carmella Silva. A free raffle drawing for a piñata added to the excitement.

Dia Children Dancers SwirlingThe library gave every child who attended a Spanish bilingual book, and a library card drive raised the community's awareness of the value of a library card, and library resources.

The Arthur F. Turner Branch Library was one of three winners of the 2010 Mora Award for their 2010 celebration of Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros.

Thanks to all who made this day a success including First 5 Yolo, Institute of Museum and Library Services, West Sacramento Friends of the Library, Gary Watson from Coca-Cola who donated water for the event, and most importantly the community who came and joined in the fun!

Esparto Regional Branch

April 25, 2009

The festivities started at 11:00 AM with a bilingual Spanish story time which was followed by crafts for the kids and a parenting workshop for the adults. Library staff encouraged everyone who didn't have a library card to sign up. There were book, sticker and bookmark give a-ways which was a great success.

RISE Inc. was there with a great display of social service information, highlighting their after school and summer programs.

Tours of the branch were provided for both adults and children. Attendance included 40-45 adults and children.

Thanks to all who made this day a success including First 5 Yolo, IMLS, community volunteers Margarita Nakhatakian, Chelsea Becker and Lana Harman, and most importantly the community who came and joined in the fun!

For more information about the history of Dia de los Niños/ Dia de los libros and how it has been celebrated at other libraries, check out award-winning children author Pat Mora's website or REFORMA which is the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an American Library Association affiliate.

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