2023 Día Mini-Grants Winners

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2023 REFORMA Día Mini-Grants: Los Angeles Public Library, Newark Public Library, Alma Reaves Woods Watts Branch Library/LAPL, North Central Washington Library, Truckee Library/Nevada County Library, and Oak Park Public Library.

Congratulations! REFORMA 2023 Día Mini-Grants Winners

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. REFORMA is proud to be a founding partner of Día.

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2023 REFORMA Día Mini-Grants. The winners were selected based on the creativity of the program, level of community involvement, and impact of the project as it best highlights Latinx authors, performers, and culture.
  • Los Angeles Public Library / Tatiana Ortiz Cordonero - Los Angeles, CA / Mini-Grant sponsored by the Los Angeles Chapter
  • Newark Public Library / Yesenia Lopez - Newark, NJ
  • Alma Reaves Woods Watts Branch Library, Los Angeles Public Library / Charlene Nichols - Los Angeles, CA
  • North Central Washington Library / Claudia Bovee - Wenatchee, WA
  • Truckee Library, Nevada County Library / Xenia Dieter - Truckee, CA
  • Oak Park Public Library / Nora Sanchez - Oak Park, IL

Each library will receive $300 to support a virtual or in-person Día program that celebrates Latino culture.

REFORMA thanks the 2021 Día Mini-Grants Selection Committee:
  • Jessica Agudelo, Youth Collections Coordinator, BookOps; Co-Chair of REFORMA's Children's and Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC)
  • Celia Avila de Santiago, Senior Librarian, Junipero Serra Branch Library, Los Angeles Public Library; Chair of REFORMA's Public Relations Committee
  • Cynthia Bautista, Senior Librarian, Youth & Family Services, Long Beach Public Library; REFORMA Los Angeles Chapter President
  • Maria F. Estrella, Public Services Branch Manager, Garden Valley & Woodland Branches, Cleveland Public Library
  • Alma Ramos-McDermott, MS, MLS; 4th-grade teacher, Avalon Elementary, Naples, Florida; REFORMA National Secretary
The Mini-Grants Program coordinator is Madeline Peña Feliz, Associate Director, Community Engagement and Outreach Department, Los Angeles Public Library; REFORMA President 2018-19.

We thank everyone who applied for our Día Mini-Grant Program. We received 13 eligible submissions.

REFORMA is committed to supporting programming for Latino and Spanish-speaking communities through our Mini-Grants Programs. If you'd like to support future Mini-Grants, consider making a donation to REFORMA at

¡Felicidades a los ganadores!