Read to Your Grandchildren

Día’s 20th anniversary year celebration continues with two new videos featuring grandparents and grandchildren in Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. The videos were created by Día Dynamos Christine Vasquez, a retired librarian and Thom Eberhardt, a retired filmmaker and screenwriter. Librarian Elizabeth Martinez assisted. As Sky City Productions, they created and filmed these spots to assist in promoting Día’s 20th Anniversary nationally. How generous of them to donate their creative talents for all of us to share!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

colorinChildren’s Day, Book Day or Día is a year-long commitment to linking children and families of ALL cultures to books.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Día partner ¡Colorín Colorado! has put together a web page that celebrates family traditions and the rich diversity of Asian and Pacific Americans with books, activities, and a variety of resources and ideas for ELL educators.

To help in planning your own many-cultured celebrations, the Día Planning Booklet has a section called Día’s Full Name in Different Languages.

Celebrate Children, Celebrate Books, April 30, 2016 Día’s 20th Anniversary

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Continue or begin the Día tradition in your home and family. Give a book to your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, children of friends and neighbors. Let’s celebrate all our children and share bookjoy with them day by day, día por día.

This year, we are celebrating the 560 programs (from 40 states) entered into ALSC’s National Día Program Registry (not all celebrations register their events), with an estimated 103,635 participants!

Many thanks to each of you who, as part of our Día community, has worked to enrich the lives of children and families this April. You are GOOD NEWS in our country.


Happy Dia from Pat 2016!