The State Library of Ohio and the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission are asking the Governor to proclaim April 30, 2010 as El Día de los Niños/Day of the Child in Ohio. This proclamation will mark 2010 as the sixth year that Ohio has celebrated this very important day for all children in our state.
Ohio libraries can register El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day / Book Day) special programs and events on ALA’s Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Celebrations page.
ALSC also provides resources to help with your events such as a list of recommended books, tips on planning your celebration and a Día fact sheet about the initiative.
Libraries can post 2010 El Día de los Niños events and other programs on the news/events calendar of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission or join their OLAnet community directory to post programs on a regular basis.
Ohio libraries and communities can also become official El Día de los Niños sites by planning events and activities on April 30 to honor and celebrate children. Currently, Willard, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus are official sites in Ohio. The National Latino Children’s Institute provides tips on getting involved, organizing the celebration and activities to make your event a success.Tags: El Día de los Niños