Día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Dia (Diversity in Action), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes 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. The common goals of all Día programming are to:

  • Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
  • Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
  • Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
  • Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

The following is a list of events in and near the Orange County area. There are events being held nationwide – for a location near you click here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

Tustin Library, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, Ca 92780

There will be crafts for kids that will begin at 5 pm in the courtyard, Mariachi Romanza performance begins at 6pm in the Community Room and Food trucks will be present!

Thursday, April 30, 2105 3:30 -4:30 pm

Orange Public Library, 407 E.Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866

Join in for a bilingual story time for families. Bilingual Spanish/English stories celebrating “Día” will be presented in our Library Community Room.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:30 PM

Downey Library, 7400 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242

The Downey Library will celebrate children, literature, and diversity by creating art and exploring food from different cultures!

Thursday, April 30th @ 4:00 pm

Anaheim Central Library, 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

Kids are encouraged to have fun reading with the TIC clowns! Have fun with comedy skits, balloon twisting, bilingual stories, raffles, crafts, free snacks, free books, games and lots of fun! All Ages welcome!

TIC clowns ChaCha the rainforest cafe mascot, Think together community organization and Mexican Consulate staff Mrs. Angel  will be present as the bilingual storyteller.

Wednesday, May 13, 2105 at 6:30 PM

Hawaiian Gardens Library, 11940 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

Come to the library for stories and songs from around the world, followed by a fun art activity!