The El Paso Public Library’s annual Kids Day will give away more than 25,000 books to El Paso families and children.  

Other activities include dozens of free games, food booths, health screenings, arts and crafts and more.

The 19th annual Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros free event will celebrate children, literacy, and health will this Saturday at Washington Park in South-Central El Paso while, other smaller, neighborhood celebrations will be held at the Dorris Van Doren Branch, 551 Redd Road, and at the Esperanza Acosta Moreno Branch, 12480 Pebble Hills.

Sun Metro will provide free bus rides all day from anywhere in the city for children up to 18-years-old and children are encouraged to bring backpacks or reusable bags to carry books and goodies in.

Those attending the Washington Park celebration should consider taking sun block and bottled water.

  • Parking will not be permitted near the park entrances
  • Free parking available at the El Paso County Coliseum
  • A free shuttle will be provided from the Coliseum to the park
  • Food vendors will be on site, but picnic lunches are also permitted
  • Admissions, games and activities are free

Dia De Los Niños, Dia de los Libros began in 1997 as a partnership between the El Paso Public Library and Parks and Recreation Department and remains one of El Paso’s longest running free festivals and is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to improving quality of life through innovative cultural, recreational, and educational programs.

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  • Kids Day – Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Washington Park