To assist those of you planning Día celebrations at your schools, libraries, etc., we’re sharing 15 Día Nuggets, 15 lists of 15 items to assist you in your planning. During our second Díapalooza during April 2011, we’ll showcase the 15 Día Dynamos, 15 Mora Award winners and the 15 Día Nuggets, etc.
Looking for a new idea for your culminating Día celebration? Consider incorporating these themes and exploring organizations that could strengthen your yearlong Día work.
1. National Poetry Month (Academy of American Poets)
2. School Library Month (American Association of School Librarians/AASL)
3. April 2, International Children’s Book Day (United States Board on Books for Young People/USBBY)
4. April 10-16, National Library Week (American Library Association/ALA)
5. April 10-16, Week of the Young Child (National Association for the Education of Young Children/NAEYC)
6. April 22, Earth Day
National Literacy Programs
7. Colorín Colorado & Reading Rockets (WETA Public Television)
8. Born to Read, Every Child Ready to Read (Association of Library Service to Children/ALSC)
9. PAWS to Read
10. Prime Time Family Reading Time ® (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities)
11. Raising a Reader
12. Reach Out and Read
13. Read to Me Program
Literacy Organizations That Have Partnered with Día Events
14. First Book
15. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
ALSC is now offering a new webinar, Día 101: Everything you need to know about celebrating el día de los niños/el día de los libros. Taught by Beatriz Pascual Wallace, MLIS Children’s Librarian, Seattle Public Library, participants will learn about the history, resources and ideas behind Día.