April 26, 2017

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Día 2017: A Celebration of Literacy and Diversity

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Bringing kids and books from every culture together is the goal of El dia de los libros, and plans for this year’s “Day of Books” are more far-reaching than ever.

Pat Mora on Día, the Arbuthnot Lecture, and Diverse Books: 20 Years and Counting

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Author Pat Mora’s April 15 Arbuthnot Lecture at Santa Barbara (CA) City College coincided with the 20th anniversary of the celebration she founded, “El día de los niños/ El día de los libros” (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as “Día.”

Review of the Day: Water Rolls, Water Rises: El Agua Rueda, el Agua Sube by Pat Mora

Review of the Day: Water Rolls, Water Rises: El Agua Rueda, el Agua Sube by Pat Mora

Water Rolls, Water Rises: El Agua Rueda, el Agua Sube By Pat Mora Illustrated by Meilo So Children’s Book Press (an imprint of Lee & Low Books) $17.95 ISBN: 978-0892393251 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. Sometimes I wonder what effect the televised ephemera I took in as a child has had on my memories and […]

Take the Follett Challenge; Future of Libraries Center; Día Mini-Grants | News Bites

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Enter the Follett Challenge for a chance to receive up to $60,000. The American Library Association received a grant to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries. Apply for a Día Family Book Club Mini-Grant.

Twelve Libraries Apply & Win Día Mini-Grants: Here’s How

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As dwindling funds and looming budget cuts reach many of the nation’s public libraries, 12 institutions received $5,000 mini-grants to support programming in their diverse communities. ALSC recently gifted these Día Family Book Club Program awards to expand El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día) into an ongoing yearlong celebration. The winning libraries give SLJ some insights into how they garnered the much-needed funds.