Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) with The Seattle Public Library and AMIGOS – Seattle at a fun evening that celebrates kids, reading and Guatemalan culture from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. No registration is required. A Spanish event description is available in our calendar.

Event details

Commonly known as "Día," Children's Day/Book Day is a nationally-recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Día is intended to be a year-round celebration that wraps up on April 30 each year.

Join us for free kids books, refreshments and performances by:

  • Claudia Gatica de Moreno, the Consul of Guatemala, will share a traditional story
  • Edgar Santiago sings children’s songs popular in Guatemala
  • Folklore Guatemala will perform a lively set of folkloric dances


AMIGOS inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. It provides opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas.

The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.