El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is a commitment to linking children and their families to the world of books while nurturing cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture. Join us from April 25 through April 30 for a week of fun!
Events marked with an R require registration. Please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181 to register.
Esperanza Rising Pack R
Monday, April 25
This activity pack is complete with activities and crafts based on the popular book Esperanza Rising.
DIY Pakistani Art Truck (In person) R
Tuesday, April 26, 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate Día by making a Pakistani art truck. All supplies will be supplied—just bring your imagination.
Bingo (In person) R
Wednesday, April 27, 3 p.m.
Join us for Bingo! Bring your smiles and jokes for a good time!
DIY Ceramic Owl (In person) R
Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 p.m.
Paint your very own ceramic owl to store pencils, plant a flower or anything else you would like to display.
DIY Picture Book (In person) R
Thursday, April 28, 4:30 p.m.
Create a customized picture book using watercolor, color pencils and other mixed media materials inspired by the Mexican illustrator Sara Palacios.
DIY Paper Crafts (In person) R
Friday, April 29, 4:30 p.m.
Create an infinity cube and food-themed paper crafts.
Take-It Make-It: Nicho Box
Saturday, April 30
Craft a 3D box inspired by Mexican folk art and the mixed media creations of artists like Betye Saar, Joseph Cornell and Renée Stout. Pick up a kit at the Children’s Services Desk, while supplies last.
Family Movin’ & Groovin’ (In person) R
Saturday, April 30, 1:30 p.m.
Get ready to move and groove to music, rhythms, songs and more perfect for the whole family!