Celebrate Dia

Celebrate Día

Celebrate reading, family, and culture with the Orange Public Library!

El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día) Children’s Day, Book Day is a collaboration of national, state and local library and literacy organizations, educators, publishers and readers creatively promoting the sharing of bookjoy, the private pleasure of reading—and its importance.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of children’s author, Pat Mora’s, wonderful Día event. Explore this website to watch a storytime, download coloring and activity sheets, and learn how you can get a free book and craft kit. 

Día Storytime

Check out our bilingual storytime for a fun story in both English and Spanish as well as some songs to get you singing and moving!

Día Event at El Modena Branch Library

Saturday, April 24
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Children, stop by the El Modena Branch Library for a special Take & Make craft kit and select a free book. Children, ages 5-12, must be present to receive craft kit and free book while supplies last.    

 ** For the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff, this event may be modified, postponed or cancelled. Please check back for any updates.

Día Books 

We love stories that celebrate different people and experiences. You can find a great selection of books exploring the lives of Hispanic people and characters by clicking here and checking them out at the Orange Public Library & History Center. 

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Want to know a great way to share bookjoy with your child?
Join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Día Crafts

Drop by the Children’s Library at the Orange Public Library & History Center between Monday, April 12, and Friday, April 23, and pick up a Take & Make craft bag containing supplies for two crafts! Instructions will be provided within the Take and Make craft bags. For ages 5-12 while supplies last. Child must be present to receive craft bag. 


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Crafts given out at the Orange Public Library & History Center.

Stop by our Día event at the El Modena Branch Library on April 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to receive a special Take & Make craft bag containing supplies to make your own Pinch Pot and Peruvian Nazca Line Art.

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Crafts given out at the El Modena Branch Library.

Día Coloring Pages

Break out the crayons and markers, and have fun with some coloring sheets that celebrate Hispanic folk art. Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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Día Activities

Search for words, do a crossword puzzle, and find your way through a maze! These are some of the fun activities you can do  - just click on the photos to print out the activity sheets below. Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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