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

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 and literacy nonprofits that participate in Lone Star Día. Please use the resources below in support of your Lone Star Día programming.

A graphic with confetti and the text Celebrate Children's Day Book Day - 25 years - April 30th and every day of the year

Celebrate Día's 25th 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) – By founder 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!

Read a Q&A with Pat Mora.

Watch a video encouraging participation from founder Pat Mora

Celebrate Día's 25th 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!

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

 

Watch a Video / Share a Video

We hope libraries, schools, universities, literacy organizations, and all who wish to promote Día 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.








Lone Star Día Grants

On even numbered years, grants for the First Book Marketplace are made available through the Texas Center for the Book, administered through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. In 2018 and 2020, this grant program was made possible through a partnership with First Book and the generosity of the Edouard Foundation and the Texas Library and Archives Foundation. Please check back in 2022 for this opportunity. If you are interested in supporting these grants, please visit: https://www.txlaf.org.

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