Día de los niños 2023

Each Story Matters, Every Child Counts: Día Children's Day, Book Day

What is Día?

Día de los niños/Día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known simply as Día, is a yearly celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates on April 30.

Borrowing from the traditional Mexican holiday "El día de los niños," children’s book author Pat Mora created a new book holiday in the United States in 1996. Día promotes the value of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds, linking families to diverse books, languages and cultures.

MCFL honors Día throughout the month of April with books, storytelling, and events at the library. Find out opportunities to connect children with learning that will nurture their social, emotional, and literacy development:

Día Events

Celebrate Día de los Niños at Storytime with Little Red Readinghood at these locations:

Learning Bus Día celebrations with activities, performances, play and books at these locations:

  • Tomales - Friday, April 21, 12:30-2:15pm at Tomales Elementary
  • Bolinas - Saturday, April 22, 2-4pm at Mesa Park
  • Point Reyes - Saturday, April 29, 11am-3pm at Papermill Creek Children's Corner

Also see our Events calendar for ongoing Family Storytimes, Art with a Purpose Workshop for Kids and Families, Music & Movement Story Time with Colors of Spanish, Kids Club’s afternoons, and more!

Día Reading

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Día At-home Fun

The best part, for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, neighbors, and friends (anyone who cares!) is read with your child at least 20 minutes every day!