ALSC welcome's the The Molina Foundation to the Día family as an Official Día Supporter! The Molina Foundation is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Visit http://molinafoundation.org/ for more information about their Share a Story Campaign for Kids and other resources for your community!
Since its inception in 2004, The Molina Foundation has worked with more than 2,500 organizations and schools towards this end, donating over 4 million books and hosting workshops and programs for educators and families. The Molina Foundation works hand-in-hand with community-based organizations in vulnerable communities. We partner with preschool programs, clinics, schools, family service organizations, churches, and other civic organizations serving low-income and at-risk families.
April is here, so that means Día’s big day is only a few weeks away! How will you celebrate Día this year? On and around April 30, libraries, schools and communities will host families to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). If you need resources and ideas for your event, ALSC has you covered! Visit the Free Program Downloads page to download booklists, event posters and sample activities. Also, add your event to the National Día Program Registry to attract more participants!
Visit author Pat Mora's website for many more ideas including the newly updated Children’s Day, Book Day Planning Booklet. There, you will find a planning checklist and information about potential funding sources. Share news about how you're celebrating Día by using the hashtag #diatogether.
Nothing says We're Celebrating Día like a new poster! Customize this poster with your event information to promote your upcoming Día programs. Get this poster along with new web badges and Building STEAM with Día booklists by clicking on the Free Program Downloads tab. Use the web badges to proudly display your excitement and support for Día on your social media pages, websites and promotional materials. Let's make 2017 the year people understand the importance of sharing excellent books filled with diverse characters and stories with our children.
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!
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!