15 libraries awarded with mini-grants to start their own Día Family Book Club

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded 15 libraries mini-grants to start their own Día Family Book Club. These clubs will utilize multi-cultural, multi-lingual or second language books to provide an opportunity for families in their community to come together. The mini-grants are part of ALSC’s Everyone Reads @ your library grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The winning libraries are: Baldwin Boettcher Branch – Harris County Public Library (Texas), Baraboo Public Library (Wis.), Beale Memorial Library- Kern County Library (Calif.), Blake Library - Martin County Library System (Fla.), City of Port Isabel Public Library (Texas), Henderson Libraries (Nev.), Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library (N.J.), Maricopa Public Library (Ariz.), Newburgh Free Library (N.Y.), Niagara Branch Library - Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (N.Y.), North Plainfield Library (N.J.), Orange County Library System - Southeast Branch (Fla.), Patterson Library (Calif.), Smyrna Public Library (Ga.), and Waukegan Public Library (Ill.).

The purpose of the Everyone Reads @ your library grant is for ALSC to prepare libraries to incorporate Día into their existing programs, every day of the year. To help meet this goal, ALSC will provide 15 mini-grants to libraries to initiate a Día Family Book Club Program. ALSC will also make available Book Club lesson plans and additional resources for free download through the Día website to encourage libraries throughout the country to participate in the Día Family Book Club program.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Día was founded in 1996 by children’s book author Pat Mora, who proposed conceptually linking the existing Children’s Day with literacy. The founding partner of Día is REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Literacy and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking.

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