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1 Día de los Niños Día de los Libros Presented by Donie Gignac Valencia Branch Library Tucson, Arizona

2 History of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros In 1996, Pat Mora met with REFORMA Tucson Chapter. First Día programs held in El Paso, Santa Fe and Tucson in April Tucson Program - Public librarians visited 3 elementary schools whose librarians were REFORMA members to promote the first Día. REFORMA purchased bookmarks to distribute to all students at the 3 elementary schools and attendees at the public library program to come.

3 1 st Tucson Public Library Día program Held at the South Tucson Branch Library in collaboration with City of South Tucson Police and Fire Departments and Pima County Parks and Rec. Library Staff performed a puppet show. Police and Fire Departments brought fire trucks and police cars. Parks and Rec. provided face painting.

4 PCPL Día Programs Started small - one location for several years. - Rotated at one branch for 3 yrs. - Main Library for 3 yrs. Has grown to 21 branches in Anticipated to expand to all branches soon. Funding provided by Friends of PCPL. - $3, allotted for 2008 REFORMA/Tucson Chapter - incentives

5 Publicity Flyers/Bookmarks Press Release Website Bear Essentials Newspaper Local Newspaper Arizona Daily Star Downtown Alliance Newsletter

6 Local Authors Susan Lowell The Three Little Javelinas Jennifer J. Stewart Close Encounters of a Third World Kind

7 Local Presenters MegaScience Meg James Reid Juggler Extraordinaire Gwen Ray Hanuman Puppet Theatre

8 Library Staff Presentations Special Día Storytimes Puppet Shows Teddy Bear Picnic Storytelling Multicultural Program

9 Collaborations REFORMA/Tucson Chapter Friends of PCPL Phoenix Theatre Academy/ OneBook Arizona for Kids Downtown Alliance MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS

10 Partnerships Schools High School/College Service Clubs Parks and Recreation Police/Sheriff/Fire Departments Literacy Organizations Book Stores/Vendors/Local Publishers REFORMA chapters YMCA - Healthy Kids Day, April 12 th Local Businesses – food, give-aways Official Sponsors – Target, etc.

11 Día Inspired Programs Story Town – Collaborative program with MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS Nuestras Raíces Multicultural Programs Harry Potter Parties

12 STORY TOWN Mayor Ramona Grijalva

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15 Nuestras Raíces

16 Harry Potter Parties

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18 Entertainment Batucaxé

19 Capoeira Multicultural Programming

20 Día Websites click on Día de los Niños


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