Celebrate Día with Stories and Music

Join Chicago Public Library in celebrating children, books and family as part of DIA: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)!

Every year on April 30, libraries across the country celebrate DIA, which stands for Diversity in Action. This celebration began in 1996 with children’s book author Pat Mora. She knew that many Latin American countries celebrated El día de los niños/Children’s Day on April 30. Pat combined this celebration of children with literacy and bilingualism, and the result was a new holiday: Día!

Celebrate Día at special events throughout the city from April 25 - 30. You can also stop by your local branch to pick up a Día activity sheet.

Learn more about Día and find some great Día reads in English and Spanish.