Commonly known as Día, Children's Day/Book Day (El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros), is an annual festive celebration for children, families, and reading held each April.
Día is a rich tradition based on childhood and literacy. Every year, WCCLS libraries offer Día programming to celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories, music, and libraries. Washington County librarians craft unique local programs that nurture cognitive development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
Celebrate Día at your library with unique opportunities – local options may include creating a special God’s Eye craft, picking up a Take and Make kit to create a musical instrument, or selecting and reading your new giveaway book.
Check out the latest WCCLS calendar of Día library events (virtual and in-person) introducing countywide community resources that provide fun opportunities for learning through multiple cultures. Celebrating Día is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and respect the diversity of cultures, heritages, and languages as crucial tools for strengthening families and our communities.
At home families can celebrate Día by reading their favorite children's book, playing a game that honors their heritage, and exploring outdoor activities.
Throughout the year, WCCLS member libraries offer a wide variety of educational and entertaining events and resources for children and their families. Plan to celebrate children, books, and culture with Día in April – then explore more cultural offerings each month at your library.