What is Children's Day, Book Day - El día de los niños, El día de los libros?

A painting of children playing and holding books with the text 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 that participated in Lone Star Día. Earlier this year, TCFB worked with First Book to provide grants of $200 to assist Texas libraries that serve children in need. That award was first come, first serve and the applications are filled. The grants were made possible by the generosity of the Edouard Foundation and the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas. We appreciate First Book’s incredible partnership in distributing grants for their Marketplace. Thank you to H-E-B Read 3 for their support in providing funds towards refreshments for local celebrations.

Please find resources below to support your Lone Star Día.

Personalize this Children's Day, Book Day Flyer with your organization's logo or website.

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

Plan the Party - Celebrating Children and Books: El día de los niños / El día de los libros by Pat Mora and Rose Zertuche Treviño

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

Helpful PDFs

Building STEAM with Día Toolkit (PDF)

Día Fact Sheet (PDF)

Celebration Gifts - More Valuable Día Resources!

Look to our page at of celebration resources for links from other celebrating organizations.

Día Webinars

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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