Monday, April 08, 2013

Celebrate the Dia de Los Ninos

Sunday April 14 marks the Dia de Los Ninos, an annual event that celebrates children, books and families through multicultural music, dance, storytelling and other fun activities.  

First Book San Francisco members, including BookPals, Children's Book Project, Jamestown Community Center and Project Read will be on hand to celebrate this fantastic event, that kicks of the Week of the Child.  This year, Día is brought back to San Francisco's Mission District, its heart and soul, on Sunday, April 14,2013, at the Mission Branch Library planned in partnership with Sunday Streets 

The event, which started in San Francisco in 1999, helps to celebrate the diversity in the community and provide a book to each child to help start their own library to instill the love of reading. In ten years, Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros through this annual celebration has distributed over 8,000 multilingual books, 1,500 magnets in English and Spanish with tips for enjoying and sharing books together, over 6,000 book marks using art by local artists commissioned to create positive and diverse poster images for over 6,000 walls in Bay Area classrooms, libraries, community organizations, children’s bedrooms, recreation centers, parks, community clinics and other spaces where children we reach live and learn.

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros is a collaboration of Mission Learning Center/Reading Partners, KQED, SFPL, and various community organizations throughout the year.

For a full lineup of events, visit