In Mexico and many other Latin American countries, April 30th, “Día del Niño” is set apart as a special holiday to honor children. Beginning in 1996, Pat Mora, the award-winning poet and children’s author, introduced Children’s Day into the U.S. and incorporated the concept of Book Day to emphasize the importance of literacy and the love of reading in children.
REFORMA de Utah has promoted this celebration to honor Utah’s children, engender in them a love of reading, and highlight the importance of literacy. Librarians, educators, and community supporters are encouraged to hold local activities to celebrate “Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros." Let us know, we can help you promote your event.