Come celebrate books and kids at our third annual Dia on April 18, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Formally called El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), this program is part of a national celebration highlighting the importance of boosting literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
As part of our library’s Dia program this year, we’re offering a half-hour Spanish Circle Time at 10:30 a.m., led by Senora Maria Godos-Garcia. Senora Maria leads our Spanish Circle Time each Thursday morning, and her energy and enthusiasm makes it fun to learn Spanish songs and rhymes.
After Spanish Circle Time, we’ll have a simple craft for participants to do, and then every young reader will get to take home a book, courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required for this program; we’d like to ensure we have enough books and craft supplies for all participants. To register, go to www.takomapark.info/library/registration.html or call us at 301-891-7259. Hope to see you there!
The idea for Día comes from Children’s Day, a celebration that began in 1925 as a way to draw attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to create El día de los niños/El día de los libros.Posted by at April 8, 2009 06:25 PM