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Every April 30 is El Dia de lo Ninos/El Dia de los Libros, or Children’s Day/Book Day. Dia celebrates children, families, and reading and stresses the importance of literacy for all children, regardless of cultural background.
Author and poet Pat Mora was instrumental in creating Dia in the United States. After she learned that Children’s Day was celebrated in Mexico, Mora proposed linking that celebration with a celebration of books and children’s literacy. The first Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros was celebrated in 1997.
It was 100 years ago, April 14, 1912, that the “unsinkable” ocean liner Titanic hit an iceberg during her maiden voyage. Titanic sank in the early morning hours of April 15. Want to know more about the shipwreck? The Titanic story has been told in fiction and non-fiction books, as well as movies. The CRC has a number of books about the event. Stop in and see our Titanic display.
To celebrate National Library Week, we’re offering to take your picture with your favorite puppet (or puppets). This photo op will be availalbe all day on Wednesday, April 11. Need a new Facebook picture? We’ll upload pictures to the web so you can access yours.
Jerome Library will be celebrating all week with different activites scheduled each day. Come join us! You’ll have opportunites to win prizes, get your picture taken, and snack on free popcorn.
Think of your favorite books and plan to visit Jerome next week.