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Día de los Niños

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a
celebration of children, families and reading held annually on April 30.
San Diego County Library extends its celebration of Día throughout April.

Recommended Books
Día Events

Get a free book at all Día events!
(while supplies last)

Thank you to First 5 San Diego
for its generous contribution of
5,000 books for these programs.

Día Celebration:
Multicultural Family Fiesta

El Cajon Library • April 14 • 12-3 p.m.

Entertainment, refreshments, fire engine tours, K-9 police dog demo, stories, prizes, crafts and more!

Download event flyer (PDF) »

4S Ranch Library
Wednesday, April 18 • 4-6 p.m.
Performers, crafts, treats, raffle and a piñata!

Alpine Library
Wednesday, April 4 • 10:30 a.m.
Multi-cultural Dia Storytime: Japanese, Russian, Mexican and Kumeyaay

Bonita-Sunnyside Library
Thursday, April 19 • 4-5 p.m.
"It's Book Time" with Ronald McDonald

Pig's Eye Puppets

Pig's Eye Puppets

Borrego Springs Library
Friday, April 20 • 1:30 p.m. • Borrego Elementary
Dori Smith's Pig's Eye Puppet Theater

Campo-Morena Village Library
Saturday, April 28 • 1 p.m.
Make your own piñata to take home.

Saturday, April 28 • 2 p.m.
Bilingual storytime

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library
Friday, April 13 • 10:30 a.m.
Storyteller Harlynne Geisler

Casa de Oro Library
Wednesday, April 25 • 3 p.m.
Puppet show: Monkey and the Crocodile

Crest Library
Saturday, April 21 • 1 p.m.
Dia de los Niños Fiesta with Mexican dish samples and giveaways

Del Mar Library
Wednesday, April 18 • 10:30 a.m.
"Dance Around the World" children's program

Descanso Library
Friday, April 27 • 3:45 p.m.
Bilingual storytime and craft

East Bookmobile
Wednesday, April 18 • 3:45 p.m. • Country Day Care, Alpine
Día celebration

El Cajon Library
Saturday April 14 • 12 - 3 pm.
Día Kickoff with free children's books and author visit

Encinitas Library
Wednesday April 18 • 4 p.m.
Dance Around the World: Folk dance through all seven continents

Fallbrook Library
Saturday, April 14 • 11:30 a.m.
Visit from author Marta Arroyo

Mara Price

Author Mara Price

Fletcher Hills Library
Wednesday, April 25 • 3:30 p.m.
Mara Price will present her book, Grandma's Chocolate/El Chocolate de Abuelita

Imperial Beach Library
Saturday, April 21 • 1 p.m.
Meet bilingual children's author Rene Colato Lainez

Wednesday, April 25 • 10 a.m.
Puppet show "The Dragon's Sneeze"

Jacumba Library
Wednesday, April 25 • 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Story Hour

Sunday, April 29
Sombrero making craft and Mexican pastries served all day (while supplies last)

Julian Library
Tuesday, April 24 • 1 p.m.
Pigs Eye Puppet Show

La Mesa Library
Tuesday, April 10 • 4 p.m.
Dori Smith's Pig's Eye Puppet Theater

Lakeside Library
Monday, April 30
Bilingual scavenger hunt, a fun craft and free Mexican cookies

Lemon Grove Library
Thursday, April 26 • 10:30 a.m.
Author Mara Price will read her book El Chocolate de Abuelita/Grandma's Chocolate

Lincoln Acres Library
Friday, April 27 • 10 a.m.
Author Mara Price will read her book El Chocolate de Abuelita/Grandma's Chocolate and do a craft

North Bookmobile
Wednesday, April 25 • 10 a.m. • Rincon Community Development Center
Preschool bilingual storytime

Pine Valley Library
Wednesday, April 18 • 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual preschool storytime

Wednesday, April 25 • 1 p.m.
Piñata making craft

Potrero Library
Tuesday, April 24
Tin art

Wednesday, April 25
Papel Picado

Thursday, April 26
Paper flowers

Friday, April 27
Movie about a Gato in Botas

Poway Library
Monday, April 30 • 4 p.m.
Ballet folklorico group from Valley Elementary

Ramona Library
Wednesday, April 25 • 11 a.m.
Author Mara Price will read her book El Chocolate de Abuelita/Grandma's Chocolate

Friday, April 27 • 3 p.m.
Captain Book and the Good Ship Literacy performance,
face painting, crafts and Ballet Folklorico

Rancho San Diego Library
Monday, April 9 • 10:30 a.m.
Dori Smith's Pig's Eye Puppet Theater

Rancho Santa Fe Library
Thursday, April 26 • 3:30 p.m.
Animal head piñatas on a stick craft

Marta Arroyo

Author Marta Arroyo

San Marcos Library
Thursday, April 12 • 6-7 p.m.
Community Center Dining Room and Theatre

Visit from author Marta Arroyo, storytime and craft for children; early literacy tips for Spanish-speaking parents of children under 5

Santee Library
Thursday, April 19 • 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual storytime and craft with Miss Veronica

Solana Beach Library
Tuesday, April 17 • 6:30 p.m.
Puppeteer Gaston Morineau

Spring Valley Library
Wednesday, April 25th • 3 p.m.
Puppet show

Monday, April 30 • 2:30 p.m.
Bilingual storytime, bookmark craft and snacks

Valley Center Library
Thursday, April 26 • 3 p.m.
Book Hunt: Kids use clues to find books on the shelves

Thursday, April 26 • 3:45 p.m.
Ravenous Reptiles, featuring live reptiles and a talk about rattlesnake safety

Vista Library
Thursday, April 26 • 1-4 p.m.
Celebration of the Arts and Día festivities including crafts,
library tours, ballet folklorico, music and refreshments

The County of San Diego and the San Diego County Library disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy of the translations.