Dia de los Ninos y Libros is a contemporary Mexican celebration of honoring the kids in the community, recently combined is activities to encourage a love of reading. Around here, "Dia!" happens on the Monday closest to April 30th. This is one of our favorite occasions in the neighborhood!
The evening begins with a meal, followed by some cultural storytelling. The children then set off to become Young Authors and Illustrators, writing and binding their very own books! Older youth work on other projects, such as installing our neighborhood Free Little Library. At the end of the evening, all children and youth stop by the Sunnyside Bookstore to pick out several free books to take home and build up their personal libraries!
Sign-up for volunteering is posted in April. We collect new or nearly new books (Preschool - High School) in March and April.