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Celebrating El Día de los Niños at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library will celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) on Monday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. with a live reading of Jeanette Winter’s Biblioburro followed by a time of decorating mini donkey piñatas. El Día de los Niños celebrates reading and children of all cultures around the world, and all children and their caregivers are invited to this free event in the library’s Donna Bagley Community Room.

Biblioburro recounts the true story of Luis Soriano, a teacher in Colombia, and his trusty donkeys Alfa and Beto. Since 2000, Luis, Alfa, and Beto have been traveling to remote villages in Colombia to deliver books to children who have little or no access to books. Luis began his “donkey library” with only 70 books—all from his own collection; his collection has grown, primarily from donations, and now has upwards of 7,000 titles.

For more information, follow the Buena Park Library on Facebook and Instagram (@buenaparklibrary), or visit the library’s website at www.buenaparklibrary.org. The library thanks the California State Library and the Southern California Library Cooperative for making this program possible through LSTA funding.

About the Buena Park Library

Located at 7150 La Palma Avenue and founded in 1919, the Buena Park Library is a public library committed to providing access to information, programs, and services to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of its diverse community.

The article above was released by the Buena Park Library.