What is Children's Day, Book Day - El día de los niños, El día de los libros?
The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) is proud to support libraries who participate in Lone Star Día. Working in partnership with First Book, TCFB will provide grants of $200 to assist Texas libraries who serve children in need.
Grants will be awarded as a $200 credit to libraries to use as payment towards books they select from the First Book Marketplace, which offers a wide array of diverse titles for children. First Book also offers a special Celebrate Día section to assist librarians with recommended titles.
The grants are made possible by the generosity of the Edouard Foundation and the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas. Grants will be made on a first come, first serve basis.
You can use these funds to help you host an amazing Día celebration at your library in April 2018! Read all about the beginnings of Día by founder Pat Mora on her website at www.patmora.com/whats-dia/, along with explanations and guidelines for the The Estela and Raúl Mora Award.
$200 Grant Applications ARE OPEN Celebrate Lone Star Día
To participate in Lone Star Día 2018 grants:
Sign up with First Book (if you are not already a member). Please note: access to First Book (and the Día grant program) requires that libraries meet the criteria of serving children in need. Libraries serving at least 70% of children from low-income families are eligible to sign up with First Book. If your library has an E-Rate of 90, serves as summer meals site, partners with a local Title I school, nearby Head Start, food pantry or other agency to deliver programming for kids in need through your library you are eligible to sign up. http://www.fbmarketplace.org/eligibility-faqs/.
- Fill out the Lone Star Día grant application. Apply today! Funding for this opportunity is made possible by the generosity of the Edouard Foundation and the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas. Grants will be
made on a first come, first serve basis.
Watch a video encouraging participation from founder Pat Mora
Celebrate Día's 22nd Birthday with Us!
In Texas, we call this celebration Lone Star Día. Here are resources to help you, your library, or organization discover bookjoy every day!
Vision for Children's Day/Book Day (PDF)- Pat Mora
Children's Days/Book Days: Planning for a Día Year (PDF)- Downloadable booklet by Pat Mora
Día Resource Guide (PDF)- Comprehensive Resource Guide - Everything you need to know to do Día
Watch a Video / Share a Video
We hope libraries, schools, universities, literacy organizations, and all who wish to promote Día in 2016 will post these videos on social media, showcase them on your website and share them with patrons, students and families. We are excited to share these wonderful short Día video spots created by Día Dynamos Christy Vasquez, a retired librarian and Thom Eberhardt, a retired screenwriter.
Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) Resources
Free Program Downloads - booklists, planning tools, coloring and activity sheets and more!
Invite Others to the Party - Here's a Press Kit
RSVP to the party - ALSC has a national database that showcases all types and sizes of Día programming
Join the Party - Start a Book Club
Día Fact Sheet (PDF)
Celebration Gifts - More Valuable Día Resources!
Look to our page at of celebration resources for links from other celebrating organizations.
Celebrate Reading with Día: A Conversation with Pat Mora and Mark Smith TSLAC, January 2015
Start Your Día Right: Celebrating El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros at your library! Presented by Jeanette Larson. TSLAC, February 2015
Steam and Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward Diversity Presented by Amy Koester. TSLAC, September 2015
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