Sunday, November 5, 2017

Dia de Los Muertos Altar San Juan College ENLACE

FIRST BOOK - 2017 Estela and Raúl Mora Award

First Book announced the winner of the 2017 Estela and Raúl Mora Award for the year’s most exemplary El día de los niños/El día de los libros, celebration:
Mattawa Elementary School of Mattawa, WA.

According to an event volunteer, “The event focused on drawing parents to the school library to see the collection of Spanish and bilingual books available to their children.  Circulation for these titles is low – we wanted children and parents to understand the importance of reading books together in both English and their heritage language.”

See the complete press release at

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. Since its founding in 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros, or Día, was founded by author and poet Pat Mora in 1996. REFORMA was the first organizational partner to promote Día, a year-long commitment to literacy and children, with culminating celebrations in April. REFORMA annually awarded the Estela and Raúl Mora Award from 2000-2014. Since 2016, the Mora Award has been coordinated by First Book and recognizes schools and programs with outstanding Día programs.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

REFORMA National Board & RNCVI

Join REFORMA in Puerto Rico this September!
National Board from ALA

REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an affiliate organization of the American Library Association, cordially invites you to join them in Puerto Rico for RNCVI, REFORMA’s Sixth National Conference.
The conference will take place September 7-9, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel & Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Registration is now open at

RNCVI is the premier training and networking event for anyone interested in library services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. It will offer an extraordinary lineup of programs, authors and vendors under the theme "Building communities: saving lives." Here is an opportunity to learn from distinguished community-changing speakers who have discovered and implemented effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s libraries and communities.

Puerto Rico is also the location of one of REFORMA’s active chapters. This will be the first time REFORMA holds a conference in La Isla del Encanto “The Island of Enchantment” in an effort to keep library professionals at the forefront of trends and provide networks amongst librarians, nationally and internationally.

Make plans to join us in Puerto Rico for a superb conference! More info: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Children in Crisis

Support for Children in Crisis at REFORMA Conference
(Throwback picture)  Still in need!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

ALA Chicago REFORMA Schedule & Children in Crisis

ALA Annual Logo
 REFORMA Conference & Event Schedule
2017 ALA Annual Conference • Chicago • June 23- 27, 2017
 Friday, June 23, 2017

Denim and Diamonds Gala
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street
Ticketed event
6:30 - 11:00 p.m.

REFORMA Executive Meeting I
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

REFORMA All Committee Meeting
Location: Crystal Room - Palmer Hotel
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

REFORMA Board Meeting
Location: Room W471a - McCormick Place West (MCP)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Supporting Refugee Youth from Central America with the Children in Crisis Project
Joint Program of REFORMA, YALSA and IBBY
Location: Room W178a - McCormick Place West (MCP)
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pura Belpre Award
Location: Theater - Hilton International South
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 26, 2017

REFORMA Membership Meeting
Location: Lacquer Room - Palmer Hotel
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

REFORMA Executive Meeting II
Location: Salon 03 - Palmer Hotel
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For anyone who is attending the ALA Conference in Chicago later this week, please come by the Children in Crisis event/fundraiser that is being held by REFORMA, YALSA and IBBY. And please help us spread the word with your colleagues locally who may be attending the conference. We will be exploring the current situation both here in the U.S. and in Central America.

The Other (Invisible) Refugees: Supporting Central American Children in Crisis
Saturday, June 24th
4:30-6:00 pm
McCormick Place West, Rm W178A

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