The Day the Children Celebrated Books (and We Celebrated Children)

"Children's Day" began in 1925 to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. Almost from the beginning, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has been involved.

Officially, "El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros" - also known as Children's Day/Book Day, or just "Dia" - is an opportunity for libraries to connect children with diverse books and all of the wonderful learning and growing that great literature can bring.

At the Tulsa City-County Library, we're offering lots of great programs to celebrate Dia, from "Elephant Toothpaste" to "Animal Adventure" and, at the Central Library on Saturday, April 15 from 2 until 4 p.m., a "From Russia to the Stars" festival that includes a "Storytime From Space"! (Find the full event guide for April here, and look for the "El Dia" logo.)

All library branches will also be giving away a limited number of space-related children's books at storytimes and in other promotions.

If you want to know more about Children's Day/Book Day, see dia.ala.org

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