Date of Event: Saturday, April 27
Las Vegas Community Events – El dia de los ninos El dia de los libros Children\’s Day Book Day
Celebrating children, family and reading, Henderson Libraries will host El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), a day of fun family activities for all ages, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Paseo Verde Library.
The celebration will feature a variety of activities that will emphasize the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The event is part of a national library activity called El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). El Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which took hold in 1925 following the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Genenva, Switzerland. Countries selected their own day for the celebration, with Mexico and many other Latin American countries choosing the end of April. The American Library Association formalized the celebration in 2001, and since then, hundreds of libraries across the country take part each year.
For this year’s event, Henderson Libraries has prepared an enjoyable family lineup of activities and entertainment, including children’s crafts throughout the afternoon, two children’s puppet shows, Mariachi music, and several dance performances by Ballet Folklórico Xyachimal, a ballet that interprets Mexican culture through traditional folklore dance.
2:30-4:30 p.m. Children’s crafts
2:30 p.m. Ballet Folklórico Xyachimal (child performers)
3 p.m. Children’s puppet show
3:30 p.m. Ballet Folklórico Xyachimal (junior performers)
4 p.m. Children’s puppet show
4:30 p.m. Ballet Folklórico Xyachimal (master performers)