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Día: Children's Day, Book Day

Celebrate children and books


For twenty-five years, April 30 has been a day to celebrate children and books. Explore the books in this guide, selected by San Antonio Public Library staff. Take a peek at some of the work of our San Antonio children's book authors and illustrators. Join us for special events!


Live Author Events

Live online author event! FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021, 12 – 12:45PM via Zoom
Who was the first person over 100 to complete a marathon? Join author Simran Jeet Singh for a reading and discussion of his book, Fauja Singh Keeps Going, a story of perseverance that challenges what we think about race, age, and ability. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Did you miss our event? View the recording!

Live online author event! FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021, 2 – 2:45PM via Zoom
Join authors Carmen Tafolla and Regina Moya for the premiere reading of their bilingual book The Last Butterfly / La Ultima Mariposa. This illustrated poem of a butterfly, a boy, and a dancing blue planet reminds us of the importance of protecting what we love.

Saturday, May 1 Events

Celebrate Día with our Children's LibrariansSaturday, May 1

10:00 AM: Toddler Time Online Live register to attend

11:15 AM: Baby Time Online Live register to attend

2:00 PM: Art Club Online register to attend




Celebrate with Books!

Celebrate Día with these suggested books.