El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
2015 - The theme of this event is S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics. Library staff and student employees at the UNM-Taos community college library visited two 5th grade classes at the local Ranchos Elementary School. The college students taught the 5th graders two simple science experiments and each 5th grader received a copy of "Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea" by Anna Humphrey. They were provided a brief overview of the Dewey Decimal system and how to find materials in their school library.
2014 – At Leaping Lizards School and Summer Camp. This event was focused on, “Reading, Recycling, and Relating to Children through Books.” The UNM-Taos Library Staff and Students read books and interacted with the children ages 3-5. We also had decorative trays of fruits and vegetables to eat! Each child received a copy of the book, "I Can Save the Earth!" by Alison Inches and Viviana Garofoli. Leaping Lizards’ school curriculum is based on the belief that children possess a natural curiosity and a need for creative discovery.
2013 – At the UNM-Taos Kid’s Campus the 7th graders from The COOP Charter School came for Earth Day. The children planted vegetable and flower seeds in handmade origami pots, colored some sheets with crayons and read books about gardening.
2012 – Taos High School Drama class performed a play at the new Enos Garcia Elementary School Library. Mayor Darren Cordova delivered the Proclamation that, "This is an opportunity to honor children, their languages and culture; to encourage reading and literacy; and to promote library collections and programs that reflect our plurality...."
2011 – Taos Pueblo Day School and Enos García Elementary School used technology and connected over Skype. The students learned about storytelling, and read tall tales they wrote using hyperbole and exaggeration. They also took turns reading stories that taught a scientific lesson about heat transfer.
2010 – UNM-Taos Childcare Center (Klauer) hosted this event. There was a KXMT Radio Interview with Roberto Mondragon, Larry Torres, Music by Taos Middle School Mariachi Band at the Taos Middle School Library.
2009 – Rocky Mountain Youth corps volunteered at Taos Elementary School library and Enos García Elementary School. Also included in this event was Retablo painting with local artist Lydia Garcia and a puppets collection performance by Sallie and Bob Blair.
2008 – Wise Fool (Alessandra Ogren & Rebekah Tarin) of New Mexico presented, at the UNM-Taos Library, “The Secret of Joy,” a puppet show about the friendship, fear and persistence of honeybees.
The Curious Garden - by Peter Brown
PZ7.B81668 Cu 2009
The Tiny Seed - by Eric Carle
Location: P27 C21476 1987
Growing Vegetable Soup - by Lois Ehlert
Location: PZ7 E3225 Gr 1987
Planting a Rainbow - by Lois Ehlert
Location: PZ7 E3225 Pl 1988
Little Pea - by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Location: P27 R719445 2005
Let's Eat! / ¡A Comer! - by Pat Mora
Location: PZ73 .M637 2007
Our library staff is dedicated to creating community spaces that cultivate the love of lifelong learning, and committed to creating sustainable change in childhood literacy, language and cultural and social skills. Our library collections contain significant numbers of culturally relevant print and non-print media materials that can support on-site and off-site programs and services. We believe our partnerships will enable us to increase public awareness of Día, and its goals in our community.
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