Weekend-long event celebrates children & literacy

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day), is a multicultural celebration of children and literacy from April 24 – April 30. Seventeen library branches are hosting a variety of special events, including storytelling, interactive music, and other activities. At the end of each event, children can choose a free book to take home and keep (while supplies last).

El Día de los Niños, commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that culminates yearly on April 30 to emphasize the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925.

Día was originally an enhancement of National Children’s Day, which first took off in Mexico, and then eventually grew in popularity here in the States in the 1990’s. Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico were some of the first states to participate in what is now celebrated across the country.

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