Join us in April for Día, a celebration of children, reading and culture.

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Get ready to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) in April 2017 with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Angela DominguezAlso known as Día, this initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This year's Día theme is "Around the World in Thirty Days." Children and families are invited to celebrate different cultures at special events taking place in branches during the month of April, culminating in a free, grand finale celebration at ImaginOn on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This year's finale features Angela Dominguez, the author and illustrator of picture books such as Let’s Go Hugo!Santiago StaysKnit Together, and Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Children will also be able to meet Buddy from the PBS Kids television program Dinosaur Train and Chubby of the Charlotte Checkers. Enjoy bread tastings from around the world, take a train ride through ImaginOn and enjoy fun literacy activities from across the globe. Learn more.

chubby checkerBuddySpecial Día events will also  be taking place in Library branches during the month of April. Contact your nearest branch or visit our calendar page to find Día events at a location near you. 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates Día as part of its commitment to connecting children and their families to multicultural books, bilingual services and educational resources.  Learn more about the services provided by the Library's Outreach Services. 

Thank you to this year's partners: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, WTVI, Raising a Reader (Child Care Resources, Inc.), Get Ready with Words, The Bilingual Preschool and  La Escuelita Weekday School at Holy Comforter.


Dia Día is a celebration every day of children, families and reading, that culminates yearly with celebrations held across the country on or near April 30th. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Learn more.