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Día de los Niños

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a
celebration of children, families and reading held annually on April 30.
San Diego County Library extends its celebration of Día throughout April.

Recommended Books

Downloadable Día Book List (PDF): Contains children's books
in several languages, resource websites, and literacy tips.

Día Events

Get a free book at all Día events!
(while supplies last)

Día Celebration:
Multicultural Family Fiesta

El Cajon Library • April 13 • 12-3 p.m.

Entertainment, refreshments, fire engine tours, K-9 police dog demo, stories, prizes, crafts and more!

Download event flyer (PDF) »

4S Ranch Library
Wednesday, April 17 • 4-6 p.m.
Día Fiesta with guest author Mara Price, crafts, refreshments, raffle and more.

Alpine Library
Wednesday, April 17 • 10:30 a.m.
Multi-cultural Storytime with guest readers from Japan and Czech Republic

Bonita-Sunnyside Library
Thursday, April 18 • 4 p.m.
Puppet Show: Circus Minimus/Circo de Títeres


Circus Minimus/Circo de Títeres

Borrego Springs Library
Saturday, April 27 • 2 p.m.
Puppet show with Gaston Morineau

Campo-Morena Village Library
Friday, April 27 • 11 a.m.
Bilingual storytime followed by crafts and refreshments

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library
Thursday, April 11 • 3 p.m.
Children create their own special artistic book and receive a free book.

Casa de Oro Library
Thursday, April 18 • 1 p.m.
Stories of Kamishibai

Crest Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 4:30 p.m.
Papel picado/paper flower craft, music and refreshments

Del Mar Library
Tuesdays, April 2 & April 16 • 10:30 a.m.
Spanish/English bilingual storytime

Wednesday, April 27 • 6:30 p.m.
Bilingual pajama storytime

Descanso Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 9:30 a.m.
Storytime and craft

East Bookmobile
Wednesday, April 3 • 3:45 p.m. • Country Day Care, Alpine
Free books

El Cajon Library
Saturday April 13 • 12 - 3 pm.
Día kickoff: Multicultural Family Fiesta

Encinitas Library
Wednesday April 17 • 3:45 - 5 p.m.
Celebración Familiar Gratis!: Mexican bingo/Loteria, prizes and snacks

Fallbrook Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 3 p.m.
Bilingual storytime with Javier Castillo, face painting, Circus Minimus/Circo de Títeres


Loteria/Mexican bingo

Fletcher Hills Library
Wednesday, April 17 • 3 p.m.
Hands-on book making. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Imperial Beach Library
Wednesday, April 24 • 10 a.m.
Puppet Show: Circus Minimus/Circo de Títeres

Jacumba Library
Wednesday, April 10 • 12 p.m.
Bilingual storytime and craft

Friday, April 19 • 12 p.m.
Bilingual storytime and craft

Friday, April 19 • 2:30 p.m.
Tissue paper flower craft

Julian Library
Tuesday, April 23 • 1 p.m.
Bilingual storytime and magic show with Amazing Dana.

La Mesa Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 4:30 p.m.
Puppet show: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

Lakeside Library
Thursday, April 25 • 3:30 p.m.
Chato's Kitchen puppet show, piñata craft and cookies

Lemon Grove Library
Thursday, April 11 • 10:30 a.m.
Puppet Show: Circus Minimus/Circo de Títeres

Lincoln Acres Library
Friday, April 26 • 10 a.m.
It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald

North Bookmobile
Tuesday, April 23 • 3:45 p.m. • Boys and Girls Club (410 W. California Ave, Vista)
Figure painting program with artist Maribel Siman-Delucca: paint gesso animals, flowers, angels and winged hearts.

Pine Valley Library
Wednesday, April 17 • 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual storytime

Wednesday, April 17 • 3:30 p.m.
Make luminaries and eat quesadillas

Potrero Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 11:15 a.m.
Music by Jeff Nevin's Southwest College students/Mariachi Champana Nevin

Poway Library
Monday, April 29 • 4 p.m.
Ballet folklorico dancers from Valley Elementary School

Ramona Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 3:30-6 p.m.
Captain Book and the Good Ship Literacy performance, Ramona del Sol ballet folklorico, Henna tattoos for teens, traditional paper flower making

Rancho San Diego Library
Monday, April 29 • 11 a.m.
Rafael and Katia magic show

Rancho Santa Fe Library
Thursday, April 25 • 3:30 p.m.
Kite making craft


Ballet Folklorico

San Marcos Library
Thursday, April 25 • 6:30 p.m.
Puppet Show: Circus Minimus/Circo de Títeres

Santee Library
Tuesday, April 9 • 3:30 p.m.
Dance Around the World program

Solana Beach Library
Tuesday, April 23 • 6:30 p.m.
Puppet show with Gaston Morineau

Spring Valley Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 1:30 p.m.
Magic show with the Amazing Dana

Valley Center Library
Saturday, April 13 • 1-4 p.m.
Spanish bilingual storytime and craft, Ballet Folklorico/Tierra Caliente Dancers, and refreshments

Vista Library
Tuesday, April 30 • 3:30-5 p.m.
"Tunnel book" craft with Yvonne Perez-Collins of San Diego Book Arts

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