The El Paso Public Library invites the community to celebrate Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Park located at 4201 E. Paisano.
This year’s celebration has been expanded and will also be held at the same time at the Sergio Troncoso Library, 9321 Alameda, and the Richard Burges Library, 9600 Dyer.
More than 25,000 books will be given away during the 20th annual celebration of children, literacy and health that began in 1997 as a partnership between the El Paso Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department and other community agencies. The purpose of the celebration is to encourage children and parents to read more and become more physically active.
Aside from free books, there will be live entertainment, food booths, health screenings, arts and crafts and more.
The event is free and children are encouraged to bring backpacks or reusable bags to carry books and other goodies. Free parking is available at the El Paso County Coliseum and a free shuttle will take guests to and from the park.
Sun Metro will offer free rides to children 18 and under. The free rides for youths are available on the fixed bus routes. Proof of age may be requested by Sun Metro coach operators.
Parents and other family members also are encouraged to ride Sun Metro with their children to the annual celebration. Regular fare is $1.50 per trip and transfers are free. Day passes also are available on any Sun Metro fixed-route bus for $3.50.
For more information visit the El Paso Public Library at www.elpasolibrary.org