For the past five years on the last Saturday in April, Fountaindale has celebrated El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día. Día is a nationally recognized celebration of children, families, and reading of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Our Día celebrations have included Mexican, Irish, and Indian dance performances, concerts of music from around the world, crafts highlighting many different cultures, and storytimes in Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and more.
2016 will be the 20th anniversary for Día. In honor of our community’s diverse cultural background, Fountaindale will be kicking off our Día in Action campaign. Programs, blogs, displays, etc. that recognize culture, heritage or language will be marked with the Día logo. This symbol will indicate the library’s dedication to serving our multicultural population and help to highlight the importance of diversity within our collections and programming.