El día de los niños/El día de los libros Print Email

Mexican dancer in a brightly colored dressEl día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) —"Día" for short— is a daily reminder of the importance of bringing children and books together.

Día is a celebration every day of children, families and reading, that culminates yearly with celebrations held across the country on or near April 30th. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

This year WCLS will celebrate Día on April 26th from 10:30-5 pm at the Lynden Public Library. Plans for this free event include food, music, entertainment, free books for children and Latino crafts. It is fun for the whole family.

  • 10:30 Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües
  • 11:00 – 1:30 Children’s Crafts/Manualidades para niños
  • 2:00  Rose Cano: Songs and Stories from Latin America/
    Cuentos y Canciones de Latinoamérica
  • 3:00 Snacks/Aperitivos
  • 4:00 Mexican Folk Dancers/Bailadores de Bronce


Whatcom County Library System’s Lynden Library was a recipient of the 2012 Estela & Raúl Mora Award for excellence in Día programming.

Dia Booklist at WCLS

Arroz Con LecheCucú – ¡Te Veo! MascotasGathering The SunPlaying Loteria

Slideshow of Dia event at Lynden Library 2012

Dia Day Slideshow

Additional Día resources

Association for Library Services (ALSC) to Children Dia page
Author Pat Mora’s Día pages