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Celebrate El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Children's Day, Book Day) with Multilingual Storytimes


Join the South Carolina State Library for a day of multilingual storytimes!  We will feature three guest readers throughout the day to share their favorite books, stories, and songs.

Public Libraries around the state are also invited to add their own activities for families to follow along at home.  A complete list of activities and resources will be available on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries Subject Guide.

Participating County Libraries:

Charleston County Public Library
Bilingual storytime on Facebook

Dorchester County Library
Bilingual stories will be posted on Facebook 

Georgetown County Library
Bilingual stories will be posted on Facebook

Oconee County Library
Bilingual storytime at 10:30 am
Broadcast via Facebook Live

Richland Library
Bilingual storytime at 10:30 am
Broadcast via Facebook Live


About Día:

On April 30, 2020, public and school libraries will celebrate Día, a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Programs such as Día play a critical role in helping meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, while also fueling understanding and acceptance.  

Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round, culminating annually on April 30. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found Día.  Learn more at http://dia.ala.org.


11:00 a.m. Spanish storytime with Maria Arroyo, Parent Educator at The Parenting Center of Lexington School District One. Promotes and advocates the love of learning to families of young children. Encourages immigrant families to continue reading in their native language as an essential skill for school readiness.

1:00 p.m. American Sign Language (ASL) Storytime with Cathi Holst, American Sign Language teacher at SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. Loves to teach and share with others about American Sign language and Deaf Culture. 

3:00 p.m. Chinese storytime with Qingyuan Liu, Family Literacy Assistant at The Parenting Center of Lexington District 1. Loves Multilingual storytelling with her kids and students.



This event will be hosted on Facebook Live. Access it from the State Library's Facebook Page.


If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the organizer at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions about the event?

Please contact Caroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant. 

Thursday, April 30, 2020
All Day Event