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Stanislaus County Library
SCL: Dia de los Ninos Dia de los Libros
  • Dia!

Held every year in the spring, Día brings families together and emphasizes the importance of literacy for every child, regardless of linguistic or cultural background. Hundreds of libraries, schools and communities throughout the country will host celebrations and programs. Stanislaus County Libraries join this national effort to honor multiculturalism and stress the importance of books and literacy.

Día information to be announced early 2015!

Past Dia Programs


Thursday, April 3, Ceres Library, families enjoyed crafts and a story!
Saturday, April 5, Patterson Library,! Music, dancing, crafts, and a special Bilingual StoryTime were enjoyed by many families.
Thursday, April 10, Keyes Library had a Bilingual StoryTime, crafts, snacks and lots of fun!
Saturday, April 26, Modesto Library from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Features a Bilingual Story Time, crafts, games, dancers, world music and more!
Saturday, April 26, Salida Library @ 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Features a Bilingual Story Time, world music, crafts, and more!
Saturday, May 3 , Riverbank Library @ 1 p.m. Features a Bilingual Story Time, crafts, games, dancers, and more!
Wednesday, May 7 , Hughson Library @ 3 p.m. Features fun crafts!


This year many more libraries joined with their own celebrations! Crafts, games, snacks, and books were enjoyed at all of the celebrations. Bilingual Story Time and performers added to the festivities at others. Participating branches were: Empire, Hughson, Modesto, Patterson, Riverbank, and Salida.


Our StoryTellers presented a special Bilingual StoryTime, Ballet Folklorico Los Falcones y Xochipilli , crafts, games, snacks, and free books.

A special Bilingual StoryTime, Ballet Folklorico Dancers from the Cultural Center, crafts, snacks, and free books!

The Nick Blom Salida Regional library celebration featured a Bilingual StoryTime, Folkloric Dancers, crafts, book giveaways and snacks.


Bilingual English/Spanish storytime, Ballet Folkloric Anahuac, arts, crafts, snacks, and other fun activities were offered. Between Friends of the Modesto Library and California Library Association 100 children were able to take home a free book. A total of 47 volunteers each donated between three to seven hours of their time that day and touched the lives of over 600 families!

Two StoryTellers from the Modesto Children's Library kicked off the celebration with a Bilingual Storytime. Folkloric Dancers dazzled the audience with their exquisite dances. There were five craft stations where children could express their creativity. Snacks were available for families to enjoy together. Finally, free books from California Library Association found new homes with happy children!

An interactive Bilingual StoryTime featured books, music, and action rhymes. Three craft stations were there for children to express their creativity. A light snack was available for families to enjoy together. Free books from California Library Association were given to every child participant.

The celebration began with two Modesto Library StoryTellers performing a Bilingual Storytime. Children then enjoyed crafts and games. Each child received a free book from California Library Association.



Modesto Library: Bilingual Storytime, Storyteller Olga Loya, local folkloric dancers, free books, crafts, snacks, balloons and more!
Patterson: Bilingual Storytime, free books, crafts, snacks and more!
Riverbank: Bilingual Storytime, free books, crafts, snacks and more!




Modesto Library celebrated with a Bilingual Storytime, Aztec Pinocchio by Caterpillar Puppets, new book raffle, snacks, balloons, crafts and more!




Modesto Library had "Chac - the Rain Spirit" (a Mayan folktale) by Opera Piccola.




Modesto Library invited families to enjoy multicultural music by Colibrí.



Modesto Library
hosted a Dinner Theater program with storyteller Olga Loya.


Discover more about Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros at the following websites:

American Library Association, online home of Dia, offers a wealth of information about the program and features an interactive map to search for events in your area.

Pat Mora, author, speaker and creator of Dia, offers a detailed history as well as resources to help you start your own Dia celebration!

Are you looking for more creative ways to spend time with your children?

Fun, free events for the whole family! Click on "Kids Events" for information about upcoming events at your local branch.


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Revised: September 11, 2014
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