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.
- April 25
- Día Celebration with Mi Amigo Hamlet & Alina Celeste: Being bilingual rocks! Join Mi Amigo Hamlet and Alina Celeste on a musical journey in English and Spanish.
- Mighty Multilingual Story Time: This online story time features Librarian Beronica sharing stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish.
- Día Celebration with Little Parade: Little Parade specializes in songs that are a creative learning experience for the youngest kids!
- April 26
- April 28
- Citywide Día Celebration with Miss Katie: Join Miss Katie for songs and rhymes during this online event!
- April 29
- Día Celebration with Little Miss Ann: Dance along with Ann Torralba, AKA Little Miss Ann, a nationally touring kids musician and local Chicago talent.
- Friday Citywide Story Time: This online story time features Librarian Jerry sharing stories in a celebration of children.
- April 30
- Día Celebration with Son Chiquitos: Using music, art and literature Son Chiquitos celebrates children’s cultural identities.
- Día Celebration with 123 Andrés: This Latin Grammy-winning duo shares their catchy songs for the whole family!
Learn more about Día and find some great Día reads in English and Spanish.