For Immediate Release
January 15, 2012
REFORMA announces Noche de Cuentos 2012
North Miami Beach, FL - REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is announcing Noche de cuentos 2012, a family literacy focus program generously initiated by the American Library Association as part of ALA President Camila Alire’s Family Literacy Focus Initiative and generously supported by Lorito Books.
Noche de cuentos will be celebrated on the week of March 18-25, 2012 in conjunction with World Storytelling Day, observed during the spring equinox on March 20th. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night.
REFORMA invites families from Latino communities across the United States to join the global community in the celebration of World Storytelling Day and gather at their libraries to share stories, songs and experiences from their families, their communities, or their countries.
“REFORMA believes that storytelling and the oral traditions are key in the transmission and preservation of culture, as well as a significant tool in developing literacy skills,” says Lucia Gonzalez, Past-President of REFORMA. The mission of of Noche de Cuentos is to promote and preserve the art of storytelling within our Latino communities in the US. “The significance in the event lies in the fact that it is the first global celebration of storytelling of its kind,” says Gonzalez.
For more information please contact Lucia M. Gonzalez (Lgonzalez@northmiamifl.gov)
Lucia M. Gonzalez
Immediate Past-President, 2010-2011
REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking