We hope you’re going to join us for the 22nd anniversary of Children’s Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día)!
Our Planning Booklet can help, whether you are planning your first celebration or your 22nd. Here are some resources you’ll find inside:
- Planning Checklist for April Día Celebrations
- Funders and Partners
- Día’s Full Name in Different Languages
- Places to Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day
- Literacy-Focused Craft Ideas
- Children’s Day, Book Day Literacy Games
- Literacy-focused Programming I-Días
- Families As Children’s Day, Book Day Partners
- and more!
Download/print the Planning Booklet. And please do email us and share the news of what you’re planning.
Dr. Claudette S. McLinn
Dr. Claudette S. McLinn is a retired District Supervising Librarian in Library Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District with over 34 years’ experience. A literacy dynamo, she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature
(CSMCL) in CA. In 2011, Claudette created the CSMCL Día Grant with an African America Focus. Funded by CSMCL in partnership with the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC), the initiative rewards successful Día activities by libraries in communities across the country who engage in creative and innovative programming of multicultural literature about the African American experience for children and young adults. Outstanding winning libraries of this nationwide competition are awarded $500 in selected multicultural books.
World Read Aloud Day celebrates the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Around the world, people come together to join this global movement. To join the celebration, follow #WorldReadAloudDay!
Bookjoy! Family reading…Pat’s aunt, years ago, reading to Pat’s niece Niki (left) and Pat’s daughters Libby and Cissy
I am so proud of my niece, clinical psychologist Dr. Monica Rosas-Baines. Her sign They are Home, illustrates the power of words. How can we all work together to create a just and compassionate country of which we can all be proud–again?