It wouldn’t be Díapalooza without pausing to celebrate our Día Dynamos, those literacy advocates throughout the U.S. who for years have invested significant time and creative energy on Día or who are expanding Día’s impact in innovative ways. These Dynamos, outstanding resources for others working in similar positions, are pioneers in honoring cultures and languages and in creatively reaching out to all children and families to promote bookjoy.
We recently welcomed our newest Día Dynamo, Pat Smith, the Executive Director of the Texas Library Association. With over 7,000 members, TLA is the largest state library association in the country. Pat has been an enthusiastic and loyal Día supporter for many years.