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Celebrate Día at the Library

Join us for a month-long celebration of Día, also known as El día de los niños and El día de los libros. Día was created in 1996 by children’s author Pat Mora to bring together families and kids with the joy of reading.

During the month of April, we encourage children and their families from all backgrounds and cultures to come together and share their love of reading in any language. Throughout this month, you’ll find virtual events and activities for everyone in the family at the library.


Bilingual Storytime
Join us throughout the month for outdoor Bilingual Storytime events at select library locations! Our librarians will share stories and lead you through activities in English and Spanish. The storytimes will feature a read-a-long and every family who attends will receive a free copy of How to Fold a Taco to take home, while supplies last. Please note that our program schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather or poor air quality. Check this page for updates.

April 1 4 p.m. Walnut Grove Library
April 14 10 a.m. Galt - Marian O. Lawrence Library
April 23 10:30 a.m. South Natomas Library
April 23 11 a.m. Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
April 30 10:30 a.m. Colonial Heights Library

123 Andrés (April 8 at 1 p.m.)
Enjoy a virtual concert for the entire family with 123 Andrés! Andrés and Christina are a Latin Grammy-winning musical duo, who offer energetic, fun, and educational music for children in Spanish and English. This event will be live streamed on Sacramento Public Library's YouTube and Facebook pages. The recording will be available to watch for 30 days after it airs.

Josué Cuentacuentos Live! (April 16 at 2 p.m.)

Sacramento Public Library is excited to welcome Josué Cuentacuentos for a live virtual bilingual music and storytelling program. This event will be live streamed on Sacramento Public Library's YouTube page.

Virtual Piñata Making Workshop with Patty Botello (April 30 at 2 p.m.)

We're excited to welcome back artist and piñata maker Patty Botello! We will be creating a mini fruit piñata sculpture using various piñata making techniques. This workshop will also focus on using recyclable items like cardboard and newspaper and giving these ordinary objects a new purpose. Piñata making kits will be available starting April 15, while supplies last, or you can find a list of materials here. This event will be live streamed via Sacramento Public Library's YouTube page.
Woman plays with blocks with child.Early Learning Workshops
Sacramento Public Library is partnering with the Sacramento County Office of Education’s (SCOE) Early Learning Department to offer a series of free early learning workshops for families with young children. Each workshop will include songs and movement activities that are structured for adults to watch with a young child. Each family who attends will receive a set of new picture books and other early learning activities. April workshops will be offered in Spanish.

Reading Recommendations

Did you know? You can find materials in a variety of languages in our collection including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Pashto, Punjabi, Persian, Russian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Learn more about our community languages collection.

This event is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.