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Book Collection to Benefit Allison Elementary School
In celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), HFSA is organizing a book collection to benefit Allison Elementary School in southeast Austin. HFSA members are encouraged to bring book donations to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10th, 12:00 Noon. Books will be delivered to 1st grade bilingual teacher, Gabriel McNitt.
History
El día del niño is an annual celebration in Mexico and in many Latin American countries. The celebration recognizes children and their well-being and importance to society. When Texas native and nationally recognized children's author, Pat Mora, learned of this event, she sought the support of various individuals and organizations, including the American Library Association, to assist in making El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). a recognized day in our libraries, schools, homes, and communities. The initiative became a reality on April 30, 1997. This event promotes family literacy and multilingualism and is now celebrated in numerous libraries and schools throughout the United States.
To learn more about El día de los niños/El día de los libros, visit the Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) website.