Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros - Celebrating children, books and literacy

For Immediate Release:  April 23, 2018 Media contact: Mindy Linetzky (415) 557-4252;
The event features free live music, book giveaways and special performances. Children can climb aboard the bookmobile, make art, meet new friends and explore the playground. Special guests include children’s hula hoop performer Cherry Hoops and bubble artist Sterling Johnson.  Back again will be the dynamic Master of Ceremonies, Josue Guardarrama, live DJ PakíPayá and more. Día de los Niños is a Mexican holiday that has grown throughout Latin America and recognizes the importance and influence of children in society.  In 1997, the first Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros was celebrated in New Mexico, bringing together the idea of honoring children and promoting their literacy by celebrating their language, culture and books.  Since then, the celebration has grown nationally and has been observed by the San Francisco Public Library since 1999. Event:              Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros Date:               Sunday, April 29 Time:               1- 4 p.m. (1:15 p.m. Cherry Hoops and 2 p.m. Sterling Johnson bubbles) Place:              Parque Niños Unidos, 23rd and Folsom Street Cost:                Free Preview:          Día video Photo opps:     Performers, bookmobile, families celebrating More than 50 organizations participate. The event is funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Umqua Bank. Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros – Sunday, April 29, Parque Niños Unidos, 23rd and Folsom St.
April 23, 2018