How do you make free book day better? Just add water

El Paso Parks and Recreation is celebrating Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros with a free kids Swim Day at 4 aquatic centers across the city.

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Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros

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Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros 2023 will take place this Saturday, April 29 at Washington Park located next to the El Paso Zoo at 4201 E. Paisano.

The free book giveaway is the largest and most successful literacy celebration of its type in the Southwest.

This year marks the 27th year of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros.

As has been the case since its inception, thousands of brand-new books will be given away to children who attend the celebration to encourage them to ditch the screen every now and then and read more.

The daylong event includes live entertainment, jumping balloons, activity booths, and vendors.

Dia de los Niños Swim Day

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Also on Saturday at various aquatic centers across the city, kids can swim for free for a few hours. Proper swim wear required.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Marty Robbins Aquatic Center, 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.
• Memorial Aquatic Center, 3251 Copper Ave
• Veterans Aquatic Center, 5301 Salem Dr.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

• Eastside Natatorium at the Beast Urban Park, 13501 Jason Crandall

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