Día Event: El día de los libros

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Día happens year-round, since sharing good books with children should take place every day. On April 30, libraries, community partners and families have extra special celebrations to mark the Día year.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925 as a result of the first “World Conference for the Well Being of Children” in Geneva, Switzerland. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children.

Día Event at the Prairie Township Block Party – Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University Libraries, College of Education and Latino Studies sponsored a Día event! Thank you to all our wonderful students for volunteering and for having fun with the kids. Even with the chilly and windy weather, we had kids reading with us and taking bilingual books home!

We hope to make this initiative a tradition every year in the Columbus area to emphasize the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.