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For Immediate Release
April 11, 2023

Library Celebrates Día and Primaveras

MCFL honors Latine/x culture with special events in April

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, a new community celebration in April. All the events will be 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 that culminates on Sunday, April 30. Primaveras is a new 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.

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

Día Events

Celebrate Día de los Niños at Storytime with Little Red Readinghood at these locations:

Learning Bus Día celebrations with activities, performances, play and books at these locations:

  • Tomales - Friday, April 21, 12:30-2:15 p.m. at Tomales Elementary
  • Bolinas - Saturday, April 22, 2-4 p.m. at Mesa Park
  • Point Reyes - Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Papermill Creek Children's Corner

Primaveras Events

Soccer with the Dominican University Women’s Team

  • When: Thursday, April 13
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Where: Hamilton soccer field, 5530 Nave Drive
  • We jumpstart our Primaveras celebration with healthy competition and community building playing soccer with the Penguins, aka the Dominican University women’s soccer team. Parents and friends are also encouraged to bring water and healthy snacks. Students will need to sign up for the event.

Opening ceremony for Colección Liberación 

  • When: Friday April 14
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Where: South Novato Library, 931 C Street
  • Opening ceremony for our Colección Liberación (Collection Liberation) and Spanish language collections at South Novato Library. Join us in honoring leaders in our communities for their efforts in providing services for Spanish speaking and Latinx descent communities. Irene Magaña will share a few words about her work and experience working in Marin County.

Primaveras Celebration

  • When: Saturday April 15
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Novato Library (outdoor grass area), 1720 Novato Boulevard
  • Celebration concluding Primaveras. Activities include story times, Capoeira show and demonstration by Capoeira Abada Marin, and music by Chulita Vinyl Club. Community organizations will provide visitors with information about their services. The library will have giveaways and door prizes from local businesses (until supplies last) for Loteria de la Biblioteca and Trivia De Las 100 Preguntas Para La Ciudadania.


Lana Adlawan
Marin County Free Library

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6051
Email: Lana Adlawan
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