Día Celebrations 2014!

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm – Springfield Public Library


Join in the fun at Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Day of Children / Day of Books), an international holiday celebrating “many children, many cultures, many books!”

Se invita a toda la familia a la celebración de la biblioteca de Springfield del día de los niños/El día de los libros. Este año, la celebración iniciará con un concierto familiar del famoso cantador y autor de libros juveniles José-Luis Orozco. Serán muchas actividades divertidos y manualidades para niños. También, bailarán el grupo folcló-rico Alma de México y tocarán el Mariachi del Sol de Springfield High School y el Taller Son Jaro-cho Eugene. Todos los jóvenes que asistan a la celebración pueden recibir un libro nuevo regalado.

The whole family is invited to Springfield Public Library’s free El día de los niños/El día de los libros—Children’s’ Day/Book Day celebration. This year, our Día celebration will open with a family concert by famed bilingual author and performer José-Luis Orozco. There will be many fun crafts, games and ac-tivities for children to do as well as performances by Alma de México folclórico dance, Springfield High School’s Mariachi de Sol andTaller Son Jarocho Eugene. All youth who attend can receive a free book.

Springfield Public Library is located at 225 5th Street, inside City Hall; for more information, call 541-726-3766.


El Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros = Children’s Day/ Book Day

Día is a celebration every day of children, families and reading, that culminates yearly with celebrations held across the country on or near April 30th. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

As celebrated by libraries and librarians, Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, a celebration which took hold in 1925 following the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. Each country selected its own day for the celebration with Mexico and many other Latin American countries choosing April 30.

Thank you! ¡Gracias! Thank you! ¡Gracias!
Thank you! ¡Gracias! Thank you! ¡Gracias !

We had a fabulous Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros celebration at Springfield Public Library in 2013. We would like to thank all the volunteers, agencies, and presenters who helped make our celebration so wonderful! In addition to fabulous crafts and activities hosted by partner agencies, the day's events included a welcome by Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg, bilingual storytelling by Carmen “T” Bernier-Grand, an award-winning children’s book author, storyteller, and educator; music and dance by Taller de Son Jarocho Eugene; folklórico dance by Alma de México; and Bhangra Dance with Sat Pavan Kaur Khalsa.
Tuvimos una celebración fabulosa para el Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros en La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield. Nos gustaría agradecer a todos los voluntarios, agencias y presentadores que ayudaron a hacer nuestra celebración tan maravillosa.

Thank you! ¡Gracias! Thank you! ¡Gracias!
Thank you! ¡Gracias! Thank you! ¡Gracias !

Springfield Public Library was a recipient of the 2011 Estela & Raúl Mora Award for excellence in Día programming. Read all about here or aquí en español

Springfield Public Library’s Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros Celebration 2012


Piel Canela entertained the kids
Origami Craft Table

Alejibres Mythical Creature Workshop
Amy Costales Poetry & Flexagon Workshop


Young Reader with her very own book
Fabulous Dìa volunteer Hope leads a craft
Fantastic Volunteers Beatriz & Jeanne
Wonderful volunteers Silvia and Justin


Additional Día resources:
American Library Association Día page

Author Pat Mora’s Día pages


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