Bilingual children’s performer Marco Cortes helps North Olympic Library System patrons celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros – Children’s Day/Book Day in late April. Submitted photo

Bilingual children’s performer Marco Cortes helps North Olympic Library System patrons celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros – Children’s Day/Book Day in late April. Submitted photo

Libraries to mark Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

The North Olympic Library System will celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros – Children’s Day/Book Day from Saturday through May 2.

Families can sing along with bilingual songs and rhymes during a special virtual performance by Marco Cortes, and pick up activity kits at public libraries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay.

Beginning Saturday, activity bags will be available at each library while supplies last.

Each bag includes a bilingual copy of the book “Carlos and the Squash Plant”/”Carlos y la Planta de Calabaza” by Jan Romero Stevens, seeds to start a squash plant and a traditional Mexican recipe for using squash.

Additionally, people can tune in any time during the week of April 24-May 2 at nols.org or on NOLS social media to sing along with Cortes, a bilingual children’s performer.

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed April 30 as Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) to encourage all people in the state to share in the joy of reading. Based on the Mexican holiday el Día del Niño, Día is a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds.

For more information about this and other library events and services, visit nols.org, call 360-417-8500 or email to [email protected].

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