Celebrate the 25th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) with free books and events hosted in Spanish and English by The Seattle Public Library, King County Library and Sno-Isle Libraries!

Commonly known as "Día," Children's Day/Book Day is a nationally-recognized initiative that celebrates children and promotes multicultural and multilingual family literacy. Join us as we celebrate kids and families reading together! Día is intended to be a year-round celebration that wraps up on April 30 each year.

This year, in honor of Día’s 25th anniversary, the Washington governor’s office has issued a special proclamation available in English and Spanish.

You can find descriptions of the events in Spanish and English at www.spl.org/DiaDeLosNinos.


  • Kids’ Book Giveaway - Noon to 6 p.m., Saturday April 24 and Sunday, April 25. All children ages 12 and younger who visit the South Park Branch during Curbside service hours this weekend will get a free book, while supplies last.
  • Go on a StoryWalk® - While picking up your books at South Park Branch’s Curbside service, enjoy reading Waiting for the Biblioburro / Esperando el Biblioburroby Marcia Brown in the South Park Branch Through May 7, take a short walk around the building while reading the story together with your family.
  • Conversation with author Tae Keller - 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, April 30. Join Sno-Isle Libraries for a virtual conversation with author Tae Keller, winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal for her book, When You Trap A Tiger. It has been described as a “masterpiece of magical realism” and one that “brings Korean folklore to life.” Registration is required.
  • 123 Andrés Family Concert - 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1. Join the South Park Branch for a fun online concert with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés! Get ready to dance, laugh, jump and sing in Spanish and English. For ages 3 and up.



Día events are sponsored by REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish Speaking), the Washington chapter of REFORMA, and co-sponsored by King County Library System and Sno-Isle Public Library System.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.


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.

Limited in-building services will be available at the Lake City, Southwest and Beacon Hill branches starting April 27. Visit the Library's Road to Reopening page for more information on Curbside Service, book returns and other services.

Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at www.spl.org/Ask. Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.