Bookjoy Celebrations

5th annual Diapalooza In addition to the April Día celebrations of a year honoring all children and linking them to bookjoy, April is rich with many other literacy-related events.

El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children’s Day, Book Day
National Poetry Month
School Library Month

April 2, International Children’s Book Day
April 12, Beverly Cleary’s birthday, known as DEAR Day for DROP EVERYTHING AND READ
April 13-19, National Library Week
April 15, National Library Workers Day
April 16, National Bookmobile Day
April 17, Teen Literature Day
April 23, World Book Night
April 24, Poem in Your Pocket Day

When we began Día, April 30 was a key celebration day. As of 2018, children of color will be the majority in the U.S. Many communities now have Día celebrations throughout April at various sites. Día began as a day honoring all children and sharing bookjoy with them. Now, we do this important work all year long, and then we have happy book fiestas in April.

April Literacy Collage


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