Have you picked a date for your Día programs yet? Excellent! Don't forget to enter your events into the National Día Program Registry to spread the news! If you need ideas, take a look in the Registry and search programs from previous years to spark your imagination. Additional booklists and promotional materials will be available soon!
February is Black History Month. It's the perfect time to discover a new book by a black author or illustrator. There are so many good choices out there, but if you need suggestions, here are a few great places to start.
The American Indian Library Association (AILA) is a membership action group that works to improve library and information services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Visit their robust resource list for ideas at http://ailanet.org/resources/. While you're at it, head over to the First Nations Development Institute for their #nativereads booklist of children's literature.
Now is a great time to take another look at the Día reading lists. Between the 20 Years of Día and Building STEAM with Día lists, there are so many great titles to keep children's brains busy!
April 30 is the 20th Anniversary of Dia! How are you celebrating?
The Association for Library Service to Children's monthly Twitter chat covers topics related to youth library service and this month Día is front and center!
ALSC is heading to Washington, DC, to kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Día!
ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee has developed two new booklists for this celebratory year of Día. The 2016 Building STEAM with Día Booklists continue the theme of identifying promising resources to supplement (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, the (A)rts, and (M)ath programming while reflecting a variety of cultures and languages. The 20 Years of Día: Share the Gift of Reading lists are a special tribute to encourage everyone to participate in the celebration of Día's 20th anniversary.
Congratulations to the winners of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL) 2016 Día Grant with an African American Focus.
Have you already started planning for your big Día Turns 20 Celebration? April 30 of 2016 marks 20 years of the celebration of Día as the connection of children and books, so the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded 20 mini-grants to make the celebration even bigger!