Here’s a roundup of Día celebrations taking place in the Golden State!
Yolo County Library
All branches will be celebrating with cultural performances, interactive STEAM stations, and a free book giveaway with titles in Spanish and English. The library is also partnering with local organizations who will provide information on community resources and health and support services to Día participants and families. "The Library looks forward to Día every year,” says Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “Encouraging children and their families to read and learn is important to the growth and health of the community.”
Día San Francisco
Alphabet Rockers Will Rock Your Día: Alphabet Rockers, a hip hop, rapping, moving kind of group, is Oakland’s answer to “Sesame Street.” They amplify family fun using hot beats, hip hop moves, and rap lyrics to celebrate Diversity in Action.
With their 8th annual Dia celebration on April 23, the Santa Ana Public Library is planning a double celebration: “Join us as we plant drought-tolerant plants to kick-start our AGUA Demonstration Garden in honor of Earth Day.”
San Diego County
All county library branches will participate with special events that will include book, sticker and bookmark giveaways for kids and teenagers. The official kickoff is the Multicultural Family Fiesta being held at the El Cajon Branch at 201 E. Douglas Ave. at noon, April 9. The Fiesta will feature music, dancers, crafts, snacks, a community information fair and more. There will also be a “Meet the Author” event with award-winning Salvadoran children’s author René Colato Laínez at 1:30 p.m. in El Cajon.