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Dear Members of Día’s National Family,

Are you planning something special for the 20th anniversary of Día?  I hope you are, and that you'll send some details to my team.  Email and, in 100 words or less, share your news. We're going to try to get some national publicity and want to include some of your events!

Don't forget to download our recently revised Día Planning Booklet. It provides a planning checklist and concrete suggestions for promoting bookjoy day by day, día por día. You can find more resources on the ALSC's Día site, and don't forget to add your events to their National Día Program Registry.

Since I last wrote, we've welcomed two Día Dynamo couples.  My friends, Dr. Dan Moore (Vice President-Programs Retired, W.K. Kellogg Foundation) and Dr. Kay Moore (Dean and Professor Emerita, North Carolina State University, Retired) have been both long-time Día supporters. Christy Vasquez, a retired librarian and Thom Eberhardt, a retired screenwriter, have created and filmed wonderful short Día video spots for our use in promoting Día’s 20th Anniversary nationally.

We hope libraries, schools, universities, literacy organizations, and all who wish to promote Día in 2016 will post these videos on social media, showcase them on your website and share them with patrons, students and families. You'll find them on my website.

Día Partner First Book is working hard to spread the word about Día.  In 2016, First Book is administering the Estela and Raul Mora Award, which for the first time will focus on exemplary school-based or school-district led Día celebrations. First Book has many exciting ways to help educators, librarians and friends of literacy support local Día celebrations. Find out more.

Finally, we'll be celebrating our 7th annual Díapalooza on my blog, Facebook and Twitter.  If you're tweeting about your celebrations, please use our hashtag: #diabookjoy!

Share Día!  Share bookjoy!


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