Family Fridays

Celebrating the Día!

Each story matters, every child counts.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a celebration of children and wonderful books.

Día honors the cultures and language of all children.

Here are some ideas for celebrating at home.

Try whatever looks interesting to you.

Celebrations should be fun, so make this a relaxing Día.

Remember you can always find our posts on the website, so it is OK to save some of these ideas for later.

Our library provides opportunities for endless learning and enjoyment for all people.

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We would love to see the Family Friday fun at your home.

papel picado

To start your celebration at home, try making some papel picado for decorations. 

This Mexican folk art is traditionally made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper, but you can use whatever you have at home.  Here is a video from Folklore Mexicano to help you make easy papel picado without a pattern. It is in Spanish, but you can follow along easily.

You can also learn from the readalong Haz Papel Picado, available on Hoopla.

I made my papel picado from this pattern to show a library influence.

Pachanga Deliciosa

Pachanga Deliciosa (Delicious Hullabaloo)

By Pat Mora

Listen to a professional narrate while you read along. Sit back and relax, or act out this bilingual poem by the founder of Día.


Available on Hoopla

¡Comunícate! Trabalenguas

Since we’re social distancing, we can’t play Twister, but we can try tongue twisters in Spanish.

Can you say this trabalenguas (tongue twister)?

Mi mamá me mima mucho. (My mom spoils me a lot.)

If you are learning Spanish, you can listen to the pronunciation here.

Find more trabalenguas in ¡Comunícate! Trabalenguas, available on Hoopla.

The Magic of Reading

Dance to these songs about books and reading.

You will feel more alegre in no time!

The Magic Of Reading by Greg And Steve

A Mí Me Gusta Leer by Rockalingua

Library Song by Tom Chapin

Libby app

Use the Libby app to find these diverse e-books.

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe


Pokko and the Drum is about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom.

Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi

(Grades K-2)

Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire.

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

(Grades 3-5)

The Newbery Award-winning author pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Kanopy Kids

Log on to Kanopy Kids to watch movies of popular and classic books for children.

There is no limit on children's materials.

Snuggle up to watch Lon Po Po, a Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood. Best for grades K-3 because the wolf could be scary for the younger ones. Ed Young won the Caldecott Medal for the book's illustrations.

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