Celebrate Día in the District

Celebrate Día in the District

¿Que es “El Día” a DC Public Library?

El 30 de Abril es “El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” conocido como el “Día.” El “Día” refleja el compromiso de las bibliotecas para incluir y celebrar una amplia gama de culturas durante todo el año. Nuestros programas son gratuitos y todos son bienvenidos.

El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (commonly known as Día) is a nationally recognized celebration of children, families and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of connecting children and their families from all backgrounds through diverse books, languages and cultures. The DC Public Library has sponsored a week-long celebration of events for Día every year since April 2009. Visit dia.ala.org for more information. 

Schedule of Events

Look for scheduled events on the DC Public Library online calendar.


Multicultural Reading

Celebrate and explore different cultures with books that span our diverse world.

Babies through Grade 2
Global Babies Muu, Moo! Book Fiesta! Mirror Fire! Fuego!
Global Babies
by Keren Su
¡Muu, Moo!: Rimas de Animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes
by Alama Flor Ada
Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Book Day
by Pat Mora
by Jeannie Baker
Fire! ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos
by Susan Middleton Elya
The Quiet Place Drummer Boy of John John The Storyteller's Candle Diego Rivera: His World and Ours Nelson Mandela
The Quiet Place
by Sarah Stewart
by Mark Greenwood
The Storyteller’s Candle/La Velita de los Cuentos
by Lucia Gonzalez
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Nelson Mandela
by Kadir Nelson
Grades 3-7
The House Baba Built Same Sun Here The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain My Name is Parvana Heart and Soul
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China
by Ed Young and Libby Koponen
Same Sun Here
by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
by Peter Sis
My Name Is Parvana
by Deborah Ellis
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
by Kadir Nelson
Emeril's There's a Chef in My World Chickadee Breaking Stalin's Nose In Darkness

Emeril’s There’s a Chef In My World: Recipes That Take You Places
by Emeril Lagasse
by Louise Erdrich
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
by Eugene Yelchin
In Darkness
by Nick Lake
The First Rule of Punk
by Celia C. Pérez