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Día de los Niños/Children’s Book Day Events on Tuesdays at East Library


In recognition of our nation’s growing diversity, the East Branch Library is joining libraries across the country in celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), also known as Día.

This event is funded by a mini-grant from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Through this mini-grant, the library is hosting a series of weekly book clubs designed to reach parents and their children who range in age from preschool to early elementary school. The book clubs continue for seven weeks every Tuesday through June 18. Check the library website or call for specific times.

All participating families will receive books to start their own home library. No registration is required.

“Libraries are part of the American Dream, places that support family, education, self-help and lifelong learning,” said Corine Barberena, Senior Librarian, East Branch Library, “Through literacy events and programs like Día, libraries are working with parents and caregivers to raise avid readers.”

Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros.

The East Branch Library is located at 440 S. Nursery Road, Suite 103 (map). For more information on Día events please call Corine Barberena or Rose Mary Cortez at 972-721-3722 or visit www.cityofirving.org/library.

Posted May 2


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