Children’s Day, Book Day
El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día)
Planning Your April Celebration and Ideas for a Bookjoy Year

In 2024, Children’s Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, el día de los libros (often known as Día), celebrates its 28th anniversary, twenty-eight years in which literacy advocates have motivated families in their communities to honor all children and to share bookjoy throughout the year. Annually, during April, book fiestas are held at schools, libraries, childcare centers, parks, universities/colleges, community centers, parks, etc. This planning booklet is a compilation of what my partners and I have learned about ways to celebrate all our children and excite them about bookjoy. You’ll find helpful tips to share with your planning committee or colleagues. Click on a chapter link below to download/print that chapter, or download/print the complete booklet.

Dia Planning Booklet
  1. Letter from Pat & Table of Contents
  2. Día Planning
  3. Planning Checklist for April Día Celebrations
  4. Funders and Partners
  5. Children's Books about sharing bookjoy
  6. Día's Full Name in Different Languages
  7. Places to Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day
  8. Literacy-Focused Craft Ideas
  9. Children’s Day, Book Day Literacy Games
  10. Literacy-focused Programming I-Días
  11. Families As Children’s Day, Book Day Partners
  12. Día Advocates A-Zing! Poster
  13. Growing a Nation of Readers Poster
Pat talks about the need for a diverse Día Planning Committee to get ready for your celebration: