April 13, 2011

Día Events in New Mexico and San Francisco

Flo Trujillo at the Farmington Public Library and Barbara VanderBorght at San Francisco Public Library sent in news about Dia events.

Día events throughout the month of April in New Mexico are a kick off to Summer Reading at NM libraries!

Libraries, community centers, 21st Century afterschool, Boys & Girls Clubs and faith-based communities along with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recognize the importance of literacy.

For the San Francisco Día 2011, we will be at the Main Library for our big celebration on April 24. Putting the event together this year was a challenge, as the downturn in the economy had a big effect: planning group members had to drop out, no new funding came in and there was a big increase in permit fees as we attempted to go back to our community park location, but we were determined to make Día happen!

Using remaining funds, trimming our operating costs and with the free use of the Library, we are putting on a celebration that still features wonderful multiethnic performances; our Spanish bilingual child/family issues radio hosts; literacy based hands-on art activities and a children’s book giveaway for all participants.

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