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El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros

Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books!
El Día de Los Niños is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming are to:

  • Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
  • Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
  • Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
  • Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

Rhode Island has its own celebration of El Día de Los Niños scheduled to take place at the Pawtucket Library, thanks to children’s librarian, María Cotto.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 2:30-3:30 and it will feature bilingual stories, music, craft, free books and a special performance from the Rhode Island Mexican-American Association (RIMAA). All are welcome - no registration required.

For more information: Maria Cotto - mcotto@pawtucketlibrary.org • 401-725-3714 x209

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