- By Esmirna Esparza
- Posted Friday, May 1, 2015
Children’s Book Week & Dia de los Niños - Dia de los Libros Multicultural Fair
May 9 is a red letter day for kids. Come to an all-in-one celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 4 - May 10) and Dia de los Niños - Dia de los Libros with a Multicultural Fair. May 9, Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Reynolda Manor Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Participate in a soccer clinic. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Join Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo instructors and learn some Korean style martial arts. Enjoy traditional Mexican folk dances performed by the Ballet Folklorico of Julio Ruiz. Join us for multicultural stories, face painting, crafts, international snacks, piñatas. Every child who participates can select a gift book to keep, while supplies last.
Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader (ECAR) promotes Children’s Book Week, celebrating annually children’s books and the joy of reading. This national literacy initiative began in 1919. Events are held nationwide at schools, bookstores, homes and libraries - “wherever young readers and books connect!”
DIA - Diversity in Action!
The American Library Association (ALA) emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all cultural backgrounds. Dia de los Niños - Dia de los Libros is an annual nationwide observance by teachers and librarians to promote both childhood and literacy; promoting to children and parents alike that their child’s most valued friend is: el libro. In Mexico and some Latin American countries this day (April 30th) is traditionally celebrated as El Dia del Niño.
We want to thank: Hispanic Arts Initiative-Julio Ruiz Ballet, Polo Park & Recreation Center, Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo, Golden India Restaurant, Señor Bravo Restaurant, Kowloon Chinese Restaurant, Soccer Unlimited, Nick Rieker’s Eagle Scout Project Book Donations, Top Teens of America