April 18, 2012

Día Celebrations in Austin and Providence

We have two guest posts today about El día de los niños, El día de los libros/ Children’s Day, Book Day (Día) activities in Texas and Rhode Island. Our first guest blogger is R. Joseph Rodriguez, Ph.D., Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. Following Joseph is Carolina Briones, Latino Program Coordinator, Providence Community Library (RI.) Thank you both for contributing to our Díapalooza!

Joseph Rodriguez

In collaboration with Austin Public Library (Ruiz Branch) and Volunteers In Communities Tutoring Our Responsible Youth (VICTORY), the literacy partnership Libre con Libros has secured more than 300 books for distribution at the Ruiz Branch on Monday afternoon, April 30, 2012.

Youth enrolled in the program VICTORY and ranging from newborn to young adult will receive complimentary books (while supplies last) to build home libraries and foster the joy of reading and achievement. Storytelling and writing opportunities will be scheduled to advance the program El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).

Help us spread bookjoy and the power and pleasure of world languages and literacies! ¡Adelante!

Events at the Austin Public Library include:
  • Create your own Austin Family Memory Book with help from APL and Austin History Center professionals
  • Ballet Folklórico Mexikayotl
  • Storytime
  • Hands on Science (Cat in the Hat & Martha will walk around science centers)
  • PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Celebration (The public will be able to see and hear the winning entries and may ask questions of the young writers

Carolina Briones
The Providence Community Library has fliers in both English and Spanish announcing "Come and have fun at this annual event where we celebrate childhood, culture and the love of books." Attendees can see guest author Mabel Mendoza. Other activities include arts & crafts, dance, refreshments, a kids raffle, and a music concert for kids.

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