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Library Celebrates Día and Primaveras

MCFL honors Latine/x culture with special events in April.
Several dozen people smile and have a good time at an outdoor library event.

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San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Free Library (MCFL) has made special plans to celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros, or Children’s Day/Book Day and Primaveras, an annual community celebration that happens every April. All the events are free to the public. 

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known simply as Día, is a yearly celebration of children, families, and reading. Primaveras is an annual MCFL celebration that honors the diverse Latine/x diasporas and Spanish speaking communities. Primaveras represents the symbolism of life, flourishing, and above all the resilience of our communities. These events and activities are bilingual with an emphasis on Spanish language. 

“We couldn’t be more excited about these series of programs in April,” said Lana Adlawan, Director of County Library Services. “Celebrating and welcoming Marin’s children, families, and our diverse communities in library locations and beyond is what we strive to do.”

MCFL will celebrate Día and Primaveras throughout April with books, storytelling, and events at the library. Here are some upcoming opportunities to connect children with joyful experiences that nurture their social, emotional, and literacy development: 

Día Events 

Celebrate Día de los Niños at Preschool Storytime with Little Red Reading Hood at these locations: 

  • Inverness Library – Tuesday, April 23 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • Bolinas Library - Wednesday, April 24 10 to 11 AM

Learning Bus Día celebrations with activities, Afro-Peruvian Dance Troupe Cunamacue, and lots of play at these locations: 

  • Bolinas - Friday, April 19, 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Bolinas Stinson School

Día de los Niños Celebration 

  • Sunday, April 28, 10 AM to 2 PM, Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station.

Join the Point Reyes Library and the Papermill Creek Children’s Corner in a celebration of Día de los Niños. There will be food, crafts, music and more.

Primaveras Celebration

  • Novato Library – Saturday, April 20, 11:30 AM to 4 PM 

Musical group Cascada de Flores, MCFL’s Learning Bus and South Novato Librarian, “Mr. Brian,” kick off Primaveras in the early afternoon hours. Ice cream and tacos follow with a Capoeira show, music from the Chulita Vinyl Club and a dance performance from Danza Folklorica Peruana. County Supervisor Eric Lucan and his team plan to attend from 11:30 AM to 1 PM with representatives from First 5 Marin and Help Me Grow Marin. Other community organizations will be tabling at the event to provide visitors with information about their services.


Page updated April 24, 2024