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Library's El día de los niños/El día de los libros is April 28
Posted Date: 4/18/2012 4:30 PM

Contact: Steve Sumerford
Phone: 336-373-3636

The Greensboro Public Library and Casa Azul, a Greensboro organization devoted to promoting and celebrating Latino culture, host El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) from 12 noon to 6 pm Saturday, April 28, at Center City Park. The free event features readings by Mexican children’s author Marcos Almada Rivero, salsa dancing, “Dora the Explorer,” prizes, face-painting, food vendors, ArtQuest, soccer, music by West End Mambo and more. 

“The Latino community looks forward to this event every year and you do not have to be Latino to enjoy El día de los niños/El día de los libros," says Casa Azul President Kathy Hinshaw. "It is a wonderful opportunity to meet authors and enjoy Latino music, dancing, food and more. It’s also a great way to promote childhood literacy.”

This is the fourth year that the Greensboro Public Library has sponsored El día de los niños/El día de los libros. “Casa Azul is emerging as a very important cultural organization for our area,” says Assistant Library Director Steve Sumerford. Other co-sponsors are Guilford County Schools, United Arts Council of Greensboro, City Arts, and the Friends of the Greensboro Public Library.

In addition to Rivero’s appearance at the Saturday festival, Casa Azul is sponsoring a free reception for the author from 5:30-7:30 pm Friday, April 27, at the Green Hill Gallery.

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