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McALLEN, Texas – Families are invited to celebrate El día de los Niños and El día de los Libros (Children’s Day and Book Day) on Sunday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St. This year’s free, family-friendly event will feature author Eliza Garza and the family band Juan C and the Key Limes. Families will receive a free book and snacks while supplies last. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character, join in the parade, and take home a goodie bag. Tweens and teens are invited to dress up as their favorite cosplay character and enter a contest to win fun prizes.
Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los Niños and El día de los Libros. Today, Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.
“Developing a solid foundation in literacy is pivotal to children’s futures, and we’re excited to make books and the library accessible to children and families in a fun way,” said Library Director Kate Horan.
The entire community is invited to celebrate children and connect them to the world of wonder through books, stories, and libraries. For more information about this event, please contact the Children’s Department at (956) 681-3010.