El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is an annual celebration of children, families, and reading. Now in its 20th year, Día festivities across the country focus on literacy for children of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
In Southwest Detroit, Día was marked with a huge celebration in Clark Park organized by Matrix Head Start and attended by over 1,500 people. Rx for Reading was proud to contribute 915 new books for children and families who attended the event, including over 400 new Spanish and bilingual books that were funded by the UDM School Psychology Literacy Fund. All of the children who attended the event were encouraged to choose books to take home, read, and keep.
The celebration included favorite book characters, musical and cultural performances, and family activities related to reading and literacy. A highlight was a mock voting booth, where over 500 children voted for their favorite book!
Every day is a day for children and a day for books. Happy Día!