Take Part in Día With the Library of Congress



The Library of Congress has planned an upcoming free distance learning program aimed at K-12 teachers, school librarians, and young adult and children’s librarians to celebrate “El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros” on April 30. This online event will take place from 1:00-2:10 p.m. MST. Register now if you would like to be one of a limited number of interactive sites.

April 30 has been traditionally celebrated as “Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros!” to honor “the day of the child, the day of the book.” The Educational Outreach team at the Library of Congress, in partnership with Internet2, invites public librarians, school librarians, and K-12 teachers from around the country to join us via interactive videoconference or live web stream to honor this day and its value in promoting diversity in children’s literature. The conversation will take on the theme of librarians as heroes and how they have inspired and continue to facilitate diversity in books and other media.

There are two ways for your organization to participate:

  1. Register as an interactive videoconferencing site no later than Friday, April 13. This will allow you and your colleagues to talk live with the presenters and as though you were in the same room with them. Only the first ten classrooms and libraries to register and successfully test will be accepted as an interactive site so register soon!
  2. Tune into the live stream and watch the complete program online (URL to  come). No registration is required for this option.

For questions about the program, contact Karen Jaffe at kjaf@loc.gov.

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