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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 • March 29 • 12-3 p.m.

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

More information »

4S Ranch Library
Wednesday, April 23 • 4-5 p.m.
Magic with Rafael & Katia

Alpine Library
Wednesday, April 30 • 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime with stories from different cultures and different languages

Bonita-Sunnyside Library
Thursday, April 10 • 4 p.m.
Hullaballoo Band and puppet show

Campo-Morena Village Library
Friday, April 11 • 3 p.m.
Circus Minimus/Pigs Eye Puppets presents "Circo de Titeres"

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library
Friday, April 25 • 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual puppet show

Casa de Oro Library
Wednesday, April 30 • 3-5 p.m.
Bilingual storytime, crafts and El Tesoro de Jamul Folklorico Dancers

Crest Library
Tuesday, April 29 • 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual storytime and refreshments

Del Mar Library
Wednesday, April 16 • 10:30 a.m.
Pig's Eye Puppet Theater: "Bullies Can Be Stopped!"

Descanso Library
Friday, April 4 • 3:45 p.m.
Nachos, story and craft


Mara Price

El Cajon Library
Saturday, March 29 • 1 pm.
Meet the Author with Shelly Bowen, founder of interactive children's book publisher Red Piggy Press

Saturday, March 29 • 2 pm.
Meet the Author with Mara Price, author of El Chocolate De Abuelita/Grandma's Chocolate

Encinitas Library
Wednesday, April 30 • 6 p.m.
Pajamas & Books with Mara Price, author of El Chocolate De Abuelita/Grandma's Chocolate

Fallbrook Library
Friday, April 11 • 3 p.m.
High-energy folktales in English and Spanish from storytellers Panchita and Patti, and a craft

Fletcher Hills Library
Tuesday-Friday, April 8-11 • 3 p.m.
Storytime Crafternoons

Saturday, April 12 • 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual stories and songs with Cowboy Bob

Imperial Beach Library
Thursday, April 24 • 10 a.m.
Performance by El Tesoro de Jamul Folklorico Dancers

Jacumba Library
Friday, April 4 • 11:45 a.m.
Performance by El Tesoro de Jamul Folklorico Dancers

Julian Library
Tuesday, April 15 • 10:30 a.m.
Magic show with the Amazing Dana

La Mesa Library
Wednesday, April 23 • 4 p.m.
Puppet show: Chato's Kitchen

Lakeside Library
Monday, April 28 • 3:30 p.m.
Play games from around the world and snack on a popcorn buffet

Lemon Grove Library
Tuesday, April 29 • 5-7:30 p.m.
Facepainting and balloon animals by Spirit the Clown, and music from Cowboy Bob

Lincoln Acres Library
Friday, April 11 • 10 a.m.
Storytime and magic show with the Amazing Dana

Pine Valley Library
Wednesday, April 16
Preschool storytime (10:30 a.m.)
Afterschool program: Make cascarones (3:30 p.m.)
Chips & salsa for teens

Potrero Library
Wednesday, April 30 • 11 a.m.
Special school lunch with fiesta music


Ballet Folklorico

Poway Library
Wednesday, April 30 • 3:30 p.m.
Ballet Folklorico Arcoiris and tissue paper flower craft

Ramona Library
Tuesday, April 29 • 3 p.m.
Face painting, crafts, Lotería, and folkloric dance with Ramona del Sol

Rancho San Diego Library
Tuesday, April 8 • 11:15 a.m.
Pig's Eye Puppet Theater: Bilingual puppet show

Rancho Santa Fe Library
Thursday, April 17 • 3:15 p.m.
Hawaiian dance luau

San Marcos Library
Wednesday, April 23 • 4:30 p.m.
Meet the Author with Marta Arroyo, author of The Story of Señora Tamales

Santee Library
Wednesday, April 23 • 3:30 p.m.
Special paper flowers craft

Solana Beach Library
Tuesday, April 1 • 6 p.m.
Gaston's Puppet Show

Spring Valley Library
Friday, April 25 • 2:30 p.m.
Soul food cooking class for kids and teens

Tuesday, April 29 • 1:30 p.m.
Wild Wonders animal show

Valley Center Library
Saturday, April 5 • 2-4 p.m.
Circus Minimus puppet show and snacks

Vista Library
Saturday, April 26 • 1 p.m.
Meet the Author with Mara Price, author of El Chocolate De Abuelita/Grandma's Chocolate

The County of San Diego and the San Diego County Library disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy of the translations.