City of Beaverton

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Beaverton City Library Celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

BEAVERTON, Ore. – On Saturday, April 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Beaverton City Library at 12375 SW Fifth Street will celebrate children, families, and reading with “El día de los niños/El día de los libros” (Children’s Day/Book Day). Often referred to simply as “Día,” this holiday is officially celebrated on April 30 every year. Beaverton City Library will celebrate a day early with activities for families with children ages 2-8, including crafts, bilingual storytime, and bilingual bingo.

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros
Sábado, 29 de abril del de 1:30 p.m. a 3:30 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m. Manualidades
3-3:30 p.m. Cuentos bilingües (en español e inglés)
También tendremos lotería bilingüe (en español e inglés).
Para niños de 2 a 8 años con sus familias, drop-in.

Children's Day/Book Day
Saturday, April 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m. Crafts
3-3:30 p.m. Bilingual Storytime (in Spanish and English)
We will also have bilingual bingo (in Spanish and English).
Ages 2-8 with family, drop-in.

Dìa, as it is observed by libraries, grew out of Children’s Day, which recognizes the importance and welfare of children throughout the world. The event sprang from the 1925 World Conference for the well-being of children. Participating countries each chose their own day to celebrate children. Mexico and many other Latin American countries chose April 30. Author Pat Mora learned how Children’s Day was celebrated in Mexico and, knowing of nothing similar in the United States, suggested integrating that celebration with literacy. In 1997, Mora’s idea gained traction and supporters in the library world and this new holiday, “El día de los niños/El día de los libros”, was born.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of 15 member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”

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