Invite a local celebrity to celebrate your Día! Whether it’s a politician, broadcaster, athlete or a popular business owner, he or she can help draw families and enliven your event, as well as underscore the value of reading and culture. Ask your celebrity to read aloud from a childhood favorite or their kids’ favorite bedtime story. Invite them to talk about the importance of reading and libraries in their lives. Create a display of their favorite books, or biographies about them if available. Request a copy of their professional photo and use in your publicity and bulletin boards to generate interest and excitement.
A recent Seattle Public Library Día celebration hosted Jaime Mendez, a highly-respected local radio and TV personality in the Spanish-speaking community. Here he reads aloud from “Book Fiesta” by Pat Mora.”
Many thanks to our guest blogger, Beatriz Pascual Wallace, MLIS Children’s Librarian, The Seattle Public Library.