CANCELED – El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday’s outdoor El Día de los Libros program has been canceled due to expected inclement weather. You can still celebrate by picking up a gift bag at any of our branches.
Gift bags with a book, a craft and other items will be available at all of our branches starting at 1 pm on Saturday, April 24.
Giveaway items available while supplies last.
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly at the end of April, emphasizing the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
In order to keep our patrons safe, this year, our El Día celebración will take place in the parking lot of the Cold Spring Branch. This will be a drive-thru event, where patrons will drive through three stations. One station will have a book and recyclable bag, another will have a craft, and the final station will feature a performance from Bi-Okoto.
Please note: Bi-Okoto will perform from 11 am to noon if you would like to experience their performance.
If you do not drive, you are welcome to walk the event, just be mindful of parking lot safety and facial coverings.
We will be highlighting the cultures of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) with our books, craft, and performance selections. Each child will receive a treat bag with responsibly sourced items. The selection of books you may receive include:
Bear’s Big Day -Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon
Mia Mayhem Stops Time! – Written by Kara West, illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
A Season to Bee – Written and illustrated by Carlos Aponte
Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! – Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Zachariah Ohora
Honey Girl – by Morgan Rogers
The Poet X – by Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High – by Elizabeth Acevedo
Age Range: Family
Cold Spring Branch