"Día is a celebration every day of children, and of linking them to books.... Its goals are to honor children, languages and cultures; to encourage reading and literacy; and to promote library collections and programs that reflect our plurality."
—Pat Mora Award-winning children's author

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) —"Día" for short— is a daily reminder of the importance of bringing children and books together. We observe Día in April when we celebrate literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

At Pima County Public Library, it is our mission to advocate for literacy and increase public appreciation of the many facets of our culturally diverse community.



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El día de los niños/el día de los libros is sponsored by

Día at Your Library

Many Pima County Public Library branches and the Joel D. Valdez Main Library present programs and events highlighting Tucson's diverse ethnic populations and multicultural heritage.

Schedule of Events

Brunhilda Meets the Desert

Presented by Gwen Ray's Hanuman Puppet Theatre.
Meet the animals of the desert and find out what they eat! Brunhilda learns an important lesson about our desert! Meet the animals of the desert and find out what they eat! This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Friday, April 25, 2014
5:30pm
Salazar-Ajo Branch Library
Ajo Plaza Park
Teddy Bear Picnic

For our special Preschool Storytime, bring your Teddy Bear and picnic blanket today for our annual Teddy Bear Picnic outside on the lawn. We will play Feed the Bear; Bug Toss; Bear Bubbles; Go Fishing; and you can take Teddy Bear pictures.

This is an El Dí­a de los Niños/El Dí­a de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Friday, April 25, 2014
10:30am
Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library
Oink! Oink! Inc.

Do you know the story of The Three Little Pigs? Do you really know the story? Come and hear puppeteer Gwen Ray tell the story only as she can.

This free puppet show will be bi-lingual and for all ages.

This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library
Fly Away

Presented by Marge Pellegrino.
We'll listen to the story Abuela,by Arthur Dorros. Together we'll make wings and take flight. We'll describe our journey in a letter to someone we love.
This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sam Lena-South Tucson Branch Library
Oink! Oink! Inc.

Presented by Gwen Ray's Hanuman Puppet Theatre.
How where and what to build? Find the answers in a hilarious, bilingual re-telling of this tale by some unconventional characters!
This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:30am - 11:15am
Martha Cooper Branch Library
Crumpled

Presented by Puppets Amongus.
Enjoy the finely crafted fun of a hand puppet show. With a wonderful cast of characters and live acoustic music, we bring old-world storytelling to audiences of all ages.

This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Valencia Branch Library
Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Join us at the San Xavier Education Center for another fun Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros event. Puppets Amongus will present old-world story telling through Crumpled, a show which features a wonderful cast of characters and live acoustic music. Checkout the Bookmobile. Take home a free book and enjoy a light dinner.

Celebren este día tan especial con Crumpled un espectáculo de títeres presentado por Puppets Amongus. El evento se llevará acabo en el San Xavier Education Center. Los niños recibirán un libro gratis. Y se servirá una cena ligera. ¡Un evento para toda la familia! Presentado en inglés.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Community venue
San Xavier Education Center
1960 W. Wak Lane
Tucson AZ, 85746
Fly Away

We'll listen to the story Abuela, by Arthur Dorros. Together we'll make wings and take flight. We'll describe our journey in a letter to someone we love.

This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
10:30am - 11:30am
Valencia Branch Library
Pop Goes the Imagination

Come learn the art of pop-ups and paper cutting techniques. Children will be guided on how to use simple materials to create 3-dimensional pop-up art.
This program is part of the Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros events.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nanini Branch Library
For ages 8 and up. Registration is required. Call Nanini Library at 594-5365 to register.
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Fiesta

Join us for La Mariposa, a bilingual puppet show presented by Gwen Ray's Hanuman Puppet Theatre. Watch the butterfly's transformation! Stick around for a craft and refreshments after the show. This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Himmel Park Branch Library
Ocean Surf

Presented by Megascience Meg.
Boom, Crash! Listen to waves landing on the beach! Create an ocean animal or a sand painting.
This is an El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) program.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:00pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Listos para Leer/Ready to Read

El taller cubrirá información sobre el desarrollo mental de los niños, la importancia del lenguage y la lectura, y lo que puede hacer usted para que sus niños se conviertan en buenos lectores.

Participantes recibirán libros para niños para llevar a casa.

Habrá refrescos. Para registrarse por favor llame al (520) 594-5600.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:00am - 2:00pm
Sam Lena-South Tucson Branch Library
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