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Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros returns to San Francisco on april 24 to promote importance of children’s literacy

Children’s Day/Book Day filled with free family fun and reading-related activities, storytelling, crafts, music, dancing, art, food and other surprises

WHAT

The 17th annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a free event for families throughout San Francisco featuring literacy-related arts and crafts activities, storytelling, music, dance and theater performances. Multilingual books will be distributed and families can sign up for library cards and check out books from the San Francisco Public Library bookmobile.

HOSTS

San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department and Early Literacy Network.

WHEN

Sunday, April 24, 2016; 1:00-4:00 p.m.

WHERE

Parque Ninos Unidos, 23rd and Treat Streets, San Francisco

WHY

Research shows a relationship between reading and the academic growth and the development of children, including healthy brain development, healthy relationships, social competence, cognitive development, communication skills, vocabulary growth and the literacy skills critical for success in school and life.

SPONSORS

Raising A Reader, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Jumpstart For Young Children among others.

ABOUT

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is celebrated annually across the country to advocate the importance of literacy for children of all cultural backgrounds. The San Francisco event was started by Mission Learning Center in 1999. Since 2012, it has been led by the San Francisco Public Library and the city’s Early Literacy Network. Thousands of Bay Area children and their parents have benefitted from this annual citywide event.

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