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Broward County Library Celebrates "Dia" - Children's Day/Book Day
- Free, literacy-based events focus on families, children and books -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL Broward County Library (BCL) celebrates El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known simply as "Día," with a series of free events throughout April that focus on children and literacy.  

Select Broward County Library locations will host musical programs, theater shows, visiting authors, storytellers, crafting, book giveaways and more to commemorate the holiday, which originated in Mexico as a celebration of children, families and reading. All Día can be found the on the library events calendar by clicking on "Día: Children's Day/Book Day."

Recommended for families and parents/caregivers with children up to age 12, Día, or Children's Day, is a celebration of childhood literacy in which children connect to stories, libraries and diverse books, languages and cultures.

It is celebrated in many countries around the world and became popularized in 1997 as a new holiday in the United States by children's book author Pat Mora. Its creation emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. 

Events are sponsored by Broward County Library and various library Friends groups, as noted in the individual programs. For additional information, contact Kimberly White, Youth Services Coordinator, at or 954-357-7470. 

About Broward County Libraries
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2020 and 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest and busiest library systems in Florida. Broward County Libraries Division's 37 locations provide convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

April 10, 2023