FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico State University Library announces two free public programs in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).
Author Joe Hayes will read from his award-winning children’s books at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library on Saturday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. All ages are invited. Each child will receive a free book while supplies last.
Hayes will present a storytelling workshop for adults at NMSU’s Branson Library Fourth Floor on Saturday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. Adults are invited to attend the “In the Arms of a Story” event for expert guidance on the well-told tale. Participants in this lecture/demonstration/participation session will increase their awareness of the power of storytelling and build greater confidence in their own skill as tellers.
The Library is also collaborating with the Children’s Reading Foundation of Doña Ana County to have a booth at NMSU’s Children’s Village Fair celebrating the Week of the Young Child. In addition, the Library is working with NMSU student organizations on an initiative for students to visit elementary classrooms in Las Cruces to read stories. Each classroom will also receive a free book.
The celebration is funded by a grant from NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.
El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros was founded by Pat Mora in 1997. The day’s purpose is to celebrate children, families, reading and multiculturalism.
For more information, contact Mardi Mahaffy at (575) 646-6925 or Sarah Baker at (575) 646-6087.