This event will be a bilingual story time that will engage child and parent participants across languages with the cultural, intergenerational, and spiritual significance of Día de los Muertos through multiple senses: a local author’s story, a felt storyboard visualizing a family alter, a craft to honor a deceased loved one, and the traditional holiday bone bread. Selene Dávila, a Columbus parent-author will share the meaning behind the holiday’s traditions in reading her story, El esqueleto que ama bailar, The Skeleton that Loves to Dance. Additional bilingual books authored by Columbus parents and sharing Latinx culture will be on display.
This event is geared toward PreK-6 youth, families, parents, and educators of all backgrounds. The story reading of this event will be livestreamed on the Bartholomew County Public Library’s Facebook page (@mybcpl). In person attendance is necessary to participate in the activities.
A partnership between IUPUC Division of Education; Bartholomew Co. Public Library; Family School Partners; Cultural Learning Center, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.; and Bartholomew Co. Literacy Taskforce. Walk-ins welcome, but registration is encouraged by Nov. 3.