El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Children’s Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Learn more about Día

How does the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library celebrate Día?

The April fiesta includes book displays, story times with musical games, poetry, and puppet shows; a carnival, animals , art activities, and games with prizes; poetry and art displays from area school children; a concession stand with free food; a raffle; and music and dancing.

2009 Mora Award

  • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library wins prestigious Mora Award
  • Learn more about the Mora Award and Día founder and author Pat Mora

The Three Little Pigs—Los Tres Pequenos Cerditos Puppet Show

Children of all ages will enjoy this imaginative retelling of the adventures of The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, performed in both English and Spanish by the Storytellers at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

Performed by Kathy Barron, Jeri Eckhardt, Judy Rohr, Judy Munoz, and Susan Alley. Adaptation written by Elaine O’Gara and filmed by Lissa Staley.