The Buzz on Día!
April is an exciting month at the library as we celebrate Día! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. (From The Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association), About Día, www.dia.ala.org/content/about-día)
In honor of Día, the library is going all out, or rather “bugging” out, in order to provide Charlotte Mecklenburg Library families with fun and exciting bug themed events featuring STEAM components. Looking for an event near you? Simply check out our CALENDAR and discover all the fun events happening at a location near you!
These super fun programs all lead up to our large-scale Día event, hosted at Discovery Place on Saturday April 27th in conjunction with their “Arthropod Day”. We are also very excited to announce Margaret Read MacDonald as our guest author for Dia! Margaret is the author of Conejito, Pickin’ Peas, The Squeaky Door, Go to Sleep Gecko! and many other folktales and children’s picture books. You can find a list of all of her books HERE!
In the meantime, let’s put on our Junior Scientist hats and grab our magnifying glasses because in this month’s edition of Kid’s Club, we’ll be exploring all things creepy crawly through books and fun activities you can do at home!