Every year in April, libraries in Greater Cincinnati come together for El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). It’s an exciting multicultural fiesta where books become the bridges for children and their families to celebrate literacy across different cultures and backgrounds.
This year, the free festivities will take place from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the North Central Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 11109 Hamilton Ave.
The celebration will include performances by local groups, plus Yurtfolk, comprised of Indiana natives LuAnne Harley and Brian Kruschwitz. They connect different cultures and help create community through music, stories, and folk dance. The couple lives with their two small children in a modern adaptation of an ancient shelter used by Central Asian nomads.
Other highlights include:
- International storytime in multiple languages
- Free books for kids (while supplies last)
- Mingle and dance with library mascots Booker & Rufus
- Games and fun crafts
This year’s celebration is hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Kenton County Public Library and Lane Public Library. El Día is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. For more information, call 513-369-6900. Visit CincinnatiLibrary.org.